"I gotta tell ya, this is pretty terrific. Ha hahaha, YEAH!" - Moe (w/ 2 knives). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVt4U...layer_embedded
Because Hawaii has a large Japanese population our PBS station has alot of programs about Japan.This show was about these 4 brothers in their 80's forging Tamahagane & it showed the process of making a blade like the one I bought.The blade itself has little imperfections,a few tiny pits,expected in a pounded & folded custom Tamahagani blade.I do not mind this,to me it gives the blade character.
If you go on A-Frames Santoku link the 175mm Yoshimitsu is the blade I bought it has pictures.It actually is about 180mm.Not typical Santoku similar to one of Stepan's small Carters.Very thin behind the edge,assem. to the right.It came wt. a page of authen. in Japanese,I cannot read Japanese,so I had a friend translate it for me.Takeshi gives info. on the blade site
Itinomonn cleaver (on the way)
custom handle by Max.