Ikeda Yoshikazu Honyaki Yanagi 330mm Bue #2 Steel Knife
Ikeda Yoshikazu Honyaki Yanagi 330mm Bue #2 Steel Knife
Ikeda Yoshikazu Honyaki Yanagi 330mm Bue #2 Steel Knife
Ikeda Yoshikazu Honyaki Yanagi 330mm Bue #2 Steel Knife
Ikeda Yoshikazu Honyaki Yanagi 330mm Bue #2 Steel Knife
Ikeda Yoshikazu Honyaki Yanagi 330mm Bue #2 Steel Knife
Ikeda Yoshikazu Honyaki Yanagi 330mm Bue #2 Steel Knife
Ikeda Yoshikazu Honyaki Yanagi 330mm Bue #2 Steel Knife
Ikeda Yoshikazu Honyaki Yanagi 330mm Bue #2 Steel Knife
Ikeda Yoshikazu Honyaki Yanagi 330mm Bue #2 Steel Knife
Ikeda Yoshikazu Honyaki Yanagi 330mm Bue #2 Steel Knife
Ikeda Yoshikazu Honyaki Yanagi 330mm Bue #2 Steel Knife
Ikeda Yoshikazu Honyaki Yanagi 330mm Bue #2 Steel Knife
Ikeda Yoshikazu Honyaki Yanagi 330mm Bue #2 Steel Knife
Ikeda Yoshikazu Honyaki Yanagi 330mm Bue #2 Steel Knife

Ikeda Yoshikazu Honyaki Yanagi 330mm Bue #2 Steel Knife

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This Yanagi knife was created by the combination of two incredible, traditional Japanese craftsmen, the blacksmith Ikeda Yoshikazu, and sharpener Nomura Shotaro. Knives created by these two incredible men are on backorder between 6-9 months. Purchasing this knife now is an incredible chance.

 

Ikeda Yoshikazu

Ikeda Yoshikazu started apprenticing with his father in 1967 and began forging knives under the name Ikeda Tanrenjo in 1983.

1988 METI-designated Master of Traditional Crafts
1999 Sakai City Special Contribution Award
2004 Kansai Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry Award
2014 Osaka Prefectural Award “Master Craftsman in Naniwa”

 

Nomura Shotaro

2009 Received Zuihoutankohsho Award

Nomura Shotaro is a traditional Japanese craftsman with over 50 years of experience sharpening knives. His specialty is Honyaki mirror finishes. Nomura San is one of the few craftsmen that have studied under the master Inou. Nomura San is retired and holds a large collection of knives forged by master craftsmen. 

 

The handle will be placed for this knife at time of purchase.

Brand: Shiroyama Hamono

Right-handed blade

Steel: Honyaki Blue #2 Steel (can rust)

 Blade strength: HRC/ 64

Craftsman: Quenched by Yoshikazu Ikeda and sharpened by Shotaro Nomura

Polish: Front-sided mirror polish

Blade length: 323mm

Blade Width: 39mm

Blade Thickness: 4mm

Blade Weight: 301g

Quenching: Oil Quenching

Handle shape and materials: Ebony Octagon / Rainbow plywood/silver spacer

Made in Sakai, Osaka, Japan

 

 *This knife has yet to have a final edge created for it. Please order a Honbazuke (hand sharpening) for an additional $50 if you require it.

 

It was forged and polished by traditional, Japanese government certified master craftsmen.

We are taking pride in the Made in Sakai brand as they are the best knives in the world.

 

We guarantee the quality of the knives as follows:

  • All knives sold by Knivesedgejapan.com are only made in Sakai.
  • We are taking pride in saying that our knives are hand made and check each knife for quality.
  • Our knives are resharpened several years after quenching to remove any warps or bends that may have presented while resting.
  • All of our Honyaki knives are made with carbon steel via Mizuyaki, water quenching. None of our knives are made by Aburayaki, oil quenching.