Tsukasa Hinoura River Jump Gyuto 210mm - #1

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Tsukasa Hinoura is a third generation blacksmith from Sanjo, Niigata. World renowned for his craftsmanship and advancements to metallurgy, Tsukasa's creations are truly functional artwork. Hinoura san never uses machine made or prelaminated materials and only believes in using traditional techniques and only hand forged materials in every step of his process. No detail is spared.

Hand forged from Shirogami #2 core steel and claded warikomi with his handmade wrought iron damscus that is water quenched to 63hrc. The damascus is his half twist or "river jump" pattern that flows in continuous pattern around the blade. The fit and finish is absolute perfection with rounded spine and choil. The bevels are hand finished on a progression of natural stones and show beautiful contrast between the steels. The handle is a very unique shape made from enju with buffalo horn ferrule and end cap. The shape is faceted on the top and rounded on the bottom. Presented in a wooden kiri box.


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