Don't forget these...
You'll often hear people play the - guess this choil - game. Sounds like a yardstick measuring contest more often than not. Then there's Shunsuke Manaka the man behind the Kisuke brand, a fifth generation smith under Manaka Hamono. Something about his choils is easily recognizable, have a look for yourself and see. Manaka-san through scientific research, has combined modern science with traditional techniques to completely by hand produce one of a kind looking knives.
Speaking of modern science, ATS-34 is a stainless steel which few have heard of, yet even Tsukasa Hinoura has a Damascus line which utilizes it so you know it is reputable. It is essentially identical to 154-CM, though from a different maker. You can expect great corrosion resistance, great edge toughness and excellent edge retention. This line also sports a very attractive and deep tsuchime (hammered) pattern giving it that classic Manaka look.
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Brand: Manaka Hamono
Blade Length: 310mm
Spine: 3.63 at heel
Blade Height: 48mm
Handle: No handle