At last we have managed to secure two of Itsou doi sans knives. He an absolute legend who'sbeen hand forging for well over 50 years. He the son of a very well know forge Smith in Japan, Keijiro Doi.This Beautiful Nakiri with incredible Tsuchime patternation with blackened Kurouchi defeats all my expectations in what to expect from a master.Doi san forge welds Blue steel #2 in his own very unique way passed down from his forebearers. He forges at a lower temperature of which stops the loss of too much Carbon and allows the steel to create its own protective coating. It also leaves you with a blade with very good edge retention and hardness of Approx 62 Hrc. Yes you still have to look after this beauty as you would any other high carbon knife but it does give you a bit of leeway 😁.Handle scorched Cherry with black pakka tsuba.50/50 bevelled edge180mm blade lengthNow I have them I dont want to sell them 😩😭. But Iknow whom ever will buy will fully appreciate it.
Itsou Doi. Sakai Takayuki 180mm blue steel Nakiri
£465.00 Regular Price