Manaka Hamono Kisuke Manaka KokuEnn 270mm Kiritsuke Gyuto "Black Smoke"

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Introducing the Manaka Hamono Kisuke Manaka KokuEnn 270mm Kiritsuke Gyuto "Black Smoke" - a truly one-of-a-kind, handcrafted masterpiece from a distinguished line of Japanese knifemakers.

Manaka Hamono, established in 1872, is a highly respected name in the world of Japanese knife-making. Located in Saitama, Japan, Kisuke Manaka represents the 5th generation of this illustrious lineage. Completely self-taught, Manaka-san has mastered the art of crafting knives by combining traditional techniques with his own unique style.

The exquisite Damascus pattern of this Kiritsuke Gyuto is hand-forged by Manaka-san himself, utilizing Aogami #2 and soft carbon steel folded multiple times. The core of the blade features the highly regarded Aogami #1 steel, ensuring outstanding performance and a razor-sharp edge.

The versatile Kiritsuke Gyuto is an all-purpose knife that can replace the Gyuto, making it the perfect tool for slicing meat, chiffonading herbs, and chopping vegetables. With its stunning design and impeccable craftsmanship, this knife is not only a highly functional tool but also a remarkable work of art.

Please find the detailed specifications below:

Brand: Manaka Hamono

Location: Kasukabe, Saitama, Japan

Knifesmith: Kisuke Manaka

Sharpener: Kisuke Manaka

Line: KokuEnn (Black Smoke) (Beautiful Jade)

Core Steel: Aogami #1

Construction: Warikomi Hand applied Soft Iron and Blue #2 Damascus

Damascus Finish: 83 Layer Damascus Kurouchi/Tsuchime

Cladding: Soft Iron & Aogami #2

Style: Kiritsuke Gyuto

Blade Length: 270mm (10.6 inches)

Overall Length: 335mm (13.2 inches)

Spine Thickness at Heel: 2.7mm (0.1 inches)

Blade Height: 52.7mm (2.1 inches)

Weight: 319g (11.3 ounces)

HRC: 62~64

Handle: No Handle

Embrace the unparalleled craftsmanship and performance of the Manaka Hamono Kisuke Manaka KokuEnn 270mm Kiritsuke Gyuto "Black Smoke" - a true unicorn in the world of Japanese knives.


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