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Just like anything in the world, Japanese kitchen knives go through waves and trends. Right now, you'd have to be blind not to notice that there is lots of buzz around Satoshi Nakagawa blades sharpened by the well respected Myojin Naohito. In case you aren't familiar with Satoshi Nakagawa, Nakagawa-san's teacher was none other than the famous Kenichi Shiraki of Shiraki Hamono. As for Myojin-san, same thing you'll see his name these days collaborating with some of the most well respected blacksmiths like Yoshikazu Tanaka for example.
With both these titans in their respective fields, even the plainest looking of blades would outperform your wildest dreams. Here they took the opposite approach. Despite maybe not recognizing they are masters in their fields, though the whole world knows it, their join offering is a tremendously attractive Damascus patterned knife with a core of Blue Steel #1. Blue steel is often preferred by those who want a little less reactivity than their white steel knives, yet with very similar cutting performance.
Your classic cow sword (gyuto) length at 210mm, with a kiritsuke tip to give you more scoring potential. It not only adds versatility, but looks really cool too. Don’t be afraid to tell your friends you got the k-tip version for that coolness factor, they'll agree too!
Trust us, in this case having a knife of this calibre with no handle is a gift not a curse. Match this true work of genius with a custom handle of your choosing here.
Brand: Nakagawa x Myojin
Blacksmith: Nakagawa Satoshi
Sharpener: Naohito Myojin
Core Steel: Blue (Aogami) #1 Carbon Steel
Cladding: Iron Damascus
Blade length: 210mm
Spine: 3mm at heel
Blade Height: 45mm at heel
Handle: Blade only