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Ikazuchi 135mm Stainless Clad White #1 Wa-Petty

  • The Ikazuchi series is a JKI original line. While the original Ikazuchi features a blue super core with stainless cladding, these have a white #1 core. Whereas blue super is geared towards excellent edge retention, white #1 prioritizes ease of sharpening and edge taking. Being higher in carbon content than white #2, it is an improvement upon white #2 in terms of edge retention, but not quite in the same range as blue super. The white #1 Ikazuchi have more distal taper than their blue super counterparts, starting off a bit thicker at the heel, but working up to a super thin tip. While they appear to be wide-bevel knives, they are in fact subtly convex from spine to edge. The heat treatment of these is less brittle than white #1 you may see from Sakai or Sanjo, making this a little easier to avoid chipping with. They come with ho wood octagon handles and ho wood sayas.

    • Knife Type: Petty
    • Steel Type: Carbon
    • Handle Type: Ho Wood Octagon
    • Construction Type: Clad
    • Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous
    • Handle Length: 113mm
    • Handle Height: 22.04mm
    • Handle Width: 17.49mm
    • Handle to Tip Length: 148mm
    • Heel to Tip Length: 141mm
    • Width of Spine at Handle: 2.07mm
    • Width of Spine above Heel: 2.07mm
    • Width of Spine at Middle: 1.88mm
    • Width of Spine 1cm from the Tip: 0.87mm
    • Blade Thickness 1/2 way between the Spine and Edge: 1.11mm
    • Blade Height at Heel: 28mm
    • Weight: 52g

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