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Gesshin Kagekiyo 210mm White #2 Mizu-Honyaki Mirror Finished Wa-Gyuto with Black Saya and Ebony Handle

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  • We are proud of our Gesshin Kagekiyo series. These knives represent some of the highest level of craftsmanship and quality we have seen. The blacksmiths, sharpeners, and even lacquer-ware 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 sayas 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 lacquer-ware. We hope you guys are as excited as we are. 


    These mizu-honyaki (water quenched honyaki) are representative of some of the finest work we have seen. They feature ebony octagon handles, as opposed to the lacquerware handles we normally put on this series. Mizu-honyaki knives can be a bit more brittle and time consuming to sharpen, but they also often represent the best work that the craftsmen offer. This particular one also features mirror polished faces.


    • Knife Type: Gyuto
    • Steel Type: Carbon
    • Handle Type: Ebony
    • Construction Type: Honyaki
    • Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous
    • Handle Length:  139mm
    • Handle Height: 26.41mm
    • Handle Width: 21.59mm
    • Handle to Tip Length: 213mm
    • Heel to Tip Length: 198mm
    • Width of Spine at Middle: 2.47mm
    • Width of Spine 1cm from the Tip: 0.92mm
    • Width of Spine at Handle: 3.1mm
    • Width of Spine above Heel: 3.02mm
    • Blade Thickness 1/2 way between the Spine and Edge: 2.35mm
    • Blade Height at Heel: 45mm
    • Weight: 188g

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