Motokyuichi Shirogami White #2 Deba Knife 210mm

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Motokyuich Knife
Blacksmith: Yasuhide Maeda
Brand: Motokyuichi
Type: Deba Knife (Single Bevel for Right hand)
Blade Material: Shirogami Steel (White Steel) #2 Clad Soft Iron
Core: Shirogami Steel (White Steel) #2
Outside: Soft Iron
Handle Material: Mognolia
Bolster: Plastic
Edge Length: around 210 mm
Total Length: around 375 mm
Thickness of Spine MAX: around 7 mm
Blade Width: approx 60 mm
Weight: around 455 g (16 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.

Shirogami 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)