View Full Version : Look what Jon found for me

05-26-2011, 04:24 PM
A while back I decided to collect higher-end knives that represent the art of Japanese knife making. Jon Broida has been extremely helpful not only in explaining the labyrinthine industry of Japanese knife making but showing me things I would not have found on my own. This knife is one of those. It has a custom lacquered handle and saya as well as one of the coolest hamons I have ever seen. I will let the pics speak for themselves. Seldom do you find a piece of art that can also help make dinner.





05-26-2011, 04:26 PM
The Mt Fuji hamon!! I always liked that!


05-26-2011, 04:37 PM
The Mt Fuji hamon!! I always liked that!


It's not Konosuke. In fact there is no kanji on the knife. I think this is one of the things Jon found on his trip to Japan when he had plenty of time to investigate. It is quite similar to the Konosuke and may even be the same forger for all I know. I gather that a forger may forge a knife and pass it on to a guy who finishes it. It may be sharpened by a different guy and then branded by another guy who might not even be a knife maker himself, just a marketer. It makes my head spin, but it's no wonder some of these knives from different brands look alike.

05-26-2011, 04:40 PM
Looks like a lefthanded 300mm Mizu-Honyaki Yanagiba! ;)

05-27-2011, 02:45 AM
Unique! Very cool.