Mazaki White #2 Kasumi Santoku
Naoki Mazaki is a blacksmith located in Sanjo, Niigata. He works alone in his small workshop and handles all aspects of his knife making. He focuses primarily on forging Shirogami (White) #2 carbon steel cladded in iron. The blade is migaki polished for ease of maintenance and cleaning in future. The bevels are finished by hand on Japanese whetstones to ensure an even grind and geometry. The forged distal taper is quite impressive and has a nice progressive thinness towards the tip. Lightly convexed bevels and very thin behind the cutting edge. The octagonal handle is made from magnolia and walnut ferrule.
Height at heel: 53.5mm
Spine thickness above heel: 3.9mm