So they are finally done... the blue #1 honyaki wa-gyutos. Forged by Shiraki-san and sharpened and finished by the craftsmen who make our Gesshin Hide line, they came out even better than i expected. The larger one is 270mm and the shorter one is 240mm. Because chromium is added to blue steel, it is a little deeper hardening than white steel. This means that the hamon does not show up as clearly, but if you catch these just right, its there.
Shiraki-san is often referred to as one of the best, if not the best, blacksmith in sakai, so these knives are a real treat for us to be able to make. Hope you like them.
(the 240mm is sold out, but the 270mm is still around)
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