View Full Version : Not your typical mukimono (or is it), a solid carbon steel but not a honyaki?

01-25-2012, 06:42 AM
I just noticed this new knife that Keichi of BluewayJapan has listed. It is a Yusuke solid white steel single bevel mukimono. It does seem to have a concave back, so it should be a true single bevel knife. Although it is a solid steel, but there is no claim that it is a honyaki. Listing seems to claim similar HRC, 60-61, to their gyuto range though.

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01-25-2012, 08:32 AM
The listing says it is concaved on the back, and indeed from the pics it seems like monosteel.
For sure not honyaki otherwise the price would have been different.