Isamitsu Shirogami #1 Petty 150mm
Isamitsu Knives are run by Abu Kuki and Gaku Kanatsu in a small workshop in Ibaraki Japan just outside of Tokyo. Former apprentices of the legendary Teruyasu Fujiwara, Isamitsu knives are primarily made from the same famed Shirogami 1 high carbon steel. The heat treatment and overall sharpness of this steel is truly incredible. One of my personal favorite steels to sharpen and use, just such a rewarding feeling.
This series is hand forged using Shirogami 1 high carbon core laminated in stainless steel for easy care and maintenance. The blades are forged quite thin and have a subtle spine taper. Slightly taller heel height than most provides great clearance from the cutting board. The blade face is kurouchi finished and the bevels are stain finished.
Height at Heel: 34mm
Spine Thickness: 1.7mm
Edge Length: 158mm