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Gesshin Kagekiyo 210mm Blue #1 Wa-Petty

  • The Gesshin Kagekiyo knives represent some of the highest levels of craftsmanship and quality we have seen. The blacksmiths, sharpeners, and even lacquerware craftsmen are all amazingly skilled, as can clearly be seen by simply looking at them. In fact, all of the craftsmen are certified craftsmen or dentou-kougeishi (a very prestigious honor). These knives have amazing fit and finish, spectacular grinds, some of the most beautiful handles and saya we've seen on Japanese knives, and amazing geometry. They are really thin behind the edge, have great distal taper, and wide bevels, making them easier to thin and sharpen. The lacquer craftsmen uses real lacquer on these, not synthetic lacquer as more commonly used. Even the boxes are beautiful lacquerware. We hope you guys are as excited as we are.

    • Knife Type: Petty
    • Steel Type: Blue #1 Carbon
    • Handle Type: Octagonal Lacquered Ho Wood
    • Construction Type: Carbon Clad
    • Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous
    • Handle Length: 128mm
    • Handle Height: 24.25mm
    • Handle Width: 18.50mm
    • Handle to Tip Length: 215mm
    • Heel to Tip Length: 206mm
    • Width of Spine at Middle: 1.85mm
    • Width of Spine 1cm from the Tip: 0.40mm
    • Width of Spine at Handle: 3.36mm
    • Width of Spine above Heel: 3.12mm
    • Blade Thickness 1/2 way between the Spine and Edge: 2.41mm
    • Blade Height at Heel: 30mm
    • Weight: 94g



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