Motokyuichi Aogami Blue #2 Yanagiba Knife 240mm

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Motokyuich Knife
Blacksmith: Yasuhide Maeda
Brand: Motokyuichi
Type: Yanagiba Knife (Single Bevel)
Blade Material: Aogami Steel (Blue Steel) #2 Clad Soft Iron
Core: Aogami Steel (Blue Steel) #2
Outside: Soft Iron
Handle Material: Magnolia (Hou)
Bolster: Water Buffalo
Blade Length: around 225  mm
Overall Length: around 370 mm
Thickness of Spine MAX: around 3.8 mm
Blade Width: approx 31 mm
Weight: around 135 g (4.7 oz)
Made in Japan

"Kyuichi" prospered as a swordsmith in Hizen Shimabara during the Edo period. However, while the "Kyuichi" family gradually disappeared due to changes in the times, in 1895, the first Shojiro Maeda took over "Motokyuichi" at current location (Shimabara City, Nagasaki Prefecture) as a swordsmith. The inherited skills has been changed to making of daily necessities such as kitchen knives, sickles, and hoe, and now the 4th and 5th generations continue to protect it. Shimabara hand-made knives, which are hardened with high-quality water from Shimabara, which is selected as one of the 100 best waters, are sharp and durable, and are appreciated by a wide range of customers.
AOGAMI is not rust resistance. This steel gets rust. Please wash, wipe and dry it up well after use. In case rust appears on the edge, remove it by a sharpening stone. In case rust appears on the blade, use cleanser(in case of stainless steel) or scourer(in case of iron steel). (scratch may appear)