finish of white steel # 1, and some sharpening marks remain.
Also, you can see small grain-like dots around Hamon, which is a
characteristic of Mr. Ikeda's blue steel # 1 knife.
Please add it to your kitchen knife collection.
We waited a year for this work to be delivered.
It is a work of traditional craftsman Yoshikazu Ikeda.
His products are very difficult to find, even in Japan.
Forging year 2021
Sharpening date Dec 2021
During quenching, a wave-like pattern appears by placing mud on the knife. It is called a Hamon in Japanese.
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*Colour and shape can differ from the photo and actual product due to camera and lighting.
*Also, you may see difference in colour due to the oil applied to protect from rust.
*For handmade products, there may be small scratches. There is no problem in use at all.
*In addition, vintage products may have minor scratches due to long-term storage.
*Wood products may age over time.
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