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Tsukasa 300mm White Steel Enryu Kurouchi Damascus Yanagiba with Semi-Octagon Pagoda Tree Wood Handle (Buffalo Horn Ferule and End-cap) and Ho Wood Saya
Emryu refers to the style of the jigane, which is hand-forged and then twisted. This creates a seamless damascus pattern on all three dimensions of the knife. Our 300mm Yanagi from Tsukasa brand made in the warikomi-style, using Enryu damascus . In a time when a lot of knife makers use pre-made sheets of damascus, Hinoura-san values hand-forging, whiche he believes allows for greater control over the quality and creative process.
We ordered this knife over a year ago, when we first met Hinoura-san. He was just starting to play around with the idea of making something like this, so i though it might be fun to order. When we visited Hinoura-san again this year, the knife was finally ready. I was in awe when he pulled it out and showed it to me. It was stunning. The kurouchi damascus patter has great contrast and really adds character to the knife. Hinoura-san is a perfectionist and its not uncommon for him to make a knife a number of times before he is happy with how it turns out.
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We are a small company... well pretty much a husband and wife team. Our goal is to make high quality Japanese knifes from small makers available to you, outside of Japan.
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Just as with many other traditional and cultural products in Japan,
Japanese knives offer simple, yet sophisticated beauty and quality to their users. It can take some time to learn how to handle these knives correctly, but it is a rewarding experience.