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Tsukasa Left-Handed 300mm White Steel Ryusui Tobimon Damascus Yanagiba

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  • Tsukasa Left-Handed 300mm White Steel Ryusui Tobimon Kurouchi Damascus Wa-Gyuto with Semi-Octagon Pagoda Tree Wood Handle (Buffalo Horn Ferrule and End-cap) and Ho Wood Saya

     

    Ryusui Tobimon refers to the style of the jigane, which is hand-forged and then twisted, with some non-damascus areas included.  This creates an interesting twisted damascus pattern on all three dimensions of the knife.   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.  This is a very unique example of Hinoura-san's work.  I can't recall another left-handed yanagiba being made by him besides this one, and this was ordered quite a long time ago. You can see the amazing fit and finish, awesome profile, great grind, and the steel is heat-treated very nicely too.

     

     

    • Knife Type: Yanagiba
    • Steel Type: Carbon
    • Handle Type: Special
    • Construction Type: Damascus
    • Hand Orientation: Left-Handed
    • Handle Length: 145mm
    • Handle Height: 24.55mm
    • Handle Width: 19.15mm
    • Handle to Tip Length: 302mm
    • Heel to Tip Length: 285mm
    • Width of Spine at Middle: 3.97mm
    • Width of Spine 1cm from the Tip: 1.45mm
    • Width of Spine at Handle: 6.41mm
    • Width of Spine above Heel: 5.13mm
    • Blade Thickness 1/2 way between the Spine and Edge: 4.07mm
    • Blade Height at Heel: 39mm
    • Weight: 273g



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