Another lightly used knife from a home environment. The blade has a blue paper steel (aogami) core. The handle is the optional upgrade from plain ho wood to keyaki (Japanese elm). A light patina has formed, which may be easily removed if desired.
Weight: 185 g
Edge length: 272 mm
Blade height at heel: 41 mm
Spine at heel: 3.4 mm
Spine halfway to tip: 2.3 mm
Spine 1 cm from tip: 0.8 mm
The current price from Watanabe is ¥43,000, or $547.00, plus shipping.
$435, includes insured shipping in the US and fees.