Mazaki Kiritsuke Santoku 180mm White II Steel blade Sanmai-Uchi Knife With Octagonal Shaped Ho handle forged by Mr. Naoki Mazaki
The blacksmith , Mr. Naoki Mazaki started on the blacksmith job since 2011, and in 2017, he has established his own business at his own factory after he had worked at Yoshikane, Sanjyo.
This blade is thick on the spine and taper to the tip side. It works great for cutting or split into the ingredient like an ax. The Kiritsuke tip style makes possible the thin tip, and it also makes easier slice the ingredient. To slice into the ingredient from the tip side to the heel side makes easier to cut into the ingredient too, and it is easier to come off the ingredient from the blade without stuck on the blade. It is an ideal shape of the slicing kitchen knife. It is also wider blade on the heel side.
Hagane: Hitachi white II steel (C; 1.0-1.1%, Si.; 0.10-0.20%, Mn; 0.20-0.30, P; less than 0.025, S; less than 0.004)
Blade Length from the tip to the heel; 7 1/4 inch (185mm) Handle Length; 5 inch (128mm) Total Length; 12 3/4 inch (323mm) Knife weight: 5.2oz. Spine width nearby the heel is 4mm (3/16 inch) wide. Spine width near by the kiritsuke shaped corner is 1.5mm (less than 1/16 inch) The width from the heel to the spine: 54mm (2 1/4 inch) HANDLE; octagonal shaped Ho (Japanese magnolia) with Water Buffalo horn bolster BLADE; Hitachi white II steel (high carbon steel) with Sanmai Uchi (soft iron cladding)