Migoto Blue 1 Rentetsu Gyuto 240mm
Migoto Blue 1 Rentetsu Gyuto 240mm
Migoto Blue 1 Rentetsu Gyuto 240mm
Migoto Blue 1 Rentetsu Gyuto 240mm
Migoto Blue 1 Rentetsu Gyuto 240mm
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Migoto Blue 1 Rentetsu Gyuto 240mm

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Blue 1 steel laminated in wrought iron using warikomi construction. The cladding was forged from a link salvaged from an old ship anchor chain. The craftsman of these gyuto is Kyoto based Yoshitaka Yamada, the 7th generation blacksmith of Kanetaka. As with many long established blacksmithing houses in Japan, the history of this workshop can be traced back to the early Edo period, when it became more common for swordsmiths to make other forms of cutting tools. Currently in his early 50s, Yoshitaka Yamada runs Kanetaka Hamono as we know it today. He has been producing a wide variety of cutlery since he began blacksmithing over 30 years ago. Leather knives, razors, pruning knives, carpentry tools and cooking knives.

Although Yamada-san's workshop noticeably is smaller than a lot of other knife making workshops in Japan, there is no compromise on the quality of his work. He has a rather unique style and skillset, and is very experienced at refining wrought iron from reclaimed articles. His heat treatment of aogami steel is also comparable to the best that Japan has to offer.

These gyuto are thicker, workhorse style blades with a very functional edge profile. Ground with a shinogi, the primary bevels have been dialled in on whetstones slightly, and finished to somewhat of a "working" finish. The hira features an etched and brushed finish. The contrasting surfaces do well to highlight the slaggy layers in the iron. All the work on the blade - forging, grinding and engravings are done by Yamada-san himself. 

 Steel

Aogami 1

Cladding

Wrought Iron

Edge Length

241mm

Heel Height

53mm

Spine thickness at the Heel

4mm

Spine Thickness 10mm from the Tip

1.3mm

Weight

265g

Handle

Octagonal Rosewood

 *As each knife is made individually by hand, there may be some slight variance in the measurements. If you are concerned about the exact dimensions of the knife you will receive please feel free to contact us. 

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