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The White #2 carbon steel edge is an excellent choice for both toughness and a fine edge for exact slices. The soft black iron cladding provides a distinctive look as the final layer of iron has an oxide coating to help prevent rust.
A Seven Hundred Fifty Year Family Tradition of Fine Craftsmanship
Kikuichi Cutlery has a history of bladesmithing dating back to the days of the samurai. Our company was established in the 13th century during Japan’s Kamakura period (1185-1333) which saw not only the rise of the Samurai class, but also of the sword smiths who elevated the art of sword making to new heights.
For more than 150 years, Kikuichi Cutlery has been producing knives with the same commitment to quality and craftsmanship as our samurai swords. Our knives are not manufactured in a large factory, instead, our production method is similar to the old guild style of manufacturing common in Japan and Europe. In this production method, artisans specialize in a specific part of the production process to create a single knife. Bladesmiths, Sharpening masters, Handle makers, and Finishing experts all contribute to the production process. A minimum of 4 master craftsmen work on each knife before it is ready for our logo and the chrysanthemum symbol.
|Blade||2 Layers; Hand Forged|
|Edge||White #2 Carbon Steel|
|Layers||Iron with Oxide Coating|
|Handle||Octagonal Wa Handle-Walnut|