Shokei blank blade Custom knife Making Kurouchi white 2 steel Tanto Fixed Blade Knife 70mm

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Made in Kusatsu, Japan

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The knives produced by Japanese traditional techniques of Japanese sword, Koshikitanzo(the ancient Japanese way of smith forging).
To pursue easy-grind and toughness of the blade, he mainly uses valuable wrought iron or old aged Japanese steel for base steel, tries not to use modern iron as much as possible. These rare iron was used for buildings and shipbuilding over 100 years ago.

He makes with forge welding to finishing by hand one by one, not using containing blade materials.

-- Item detail --

Total length 175mm, Blade length 70mm, Blade width 19mm, Blade thickness 3.2mm, 55g
Handle length 98mm, Handle width 16mm, Handle thickness 1.2 to 3.5mm

-- Material --
*Blade: white 2 steel, base: soft iron, double edged
*full tang
*hole size of handle: Diameter 4mm x 2, 5mm x 1
*A brand new, Made in Japan
*Black smith, Shokei Funaki
*Construction: San Mai, hand-forged in the traditional way

It is important to note that there will be subtle differences because it is difficult to craft a knife to the exact size, thickness and design specifications. *Sizes have variations of up to about 5mm. There are some tiny rust and crack on body steel and tang part, it's not defective. Japanese traditional Kurouchi finish.

About Shokei Funaki
Birth: Oct. 17th, 1972 in Yokohama, Japan
Since his ancestry, both paternal and maternal line, were a swordsmith or designing/processing metal, he yearned for swordsmith since he was a child. While he learnt forging by himself in his teens, interacted with a swordsmith in Sanjo, Niigata. He came to be interested to produce an useful knife. After working at a Japanese restaurant for 3 years, he was apprenticed to a Mr. Teiichiro Yamaguchi in Yoshisada Hamono where is a blacksmith factory originated from swordsmith continued from 300 years. He finally built a blacksmith workshop in Yashiro, Kyoto deep in the mountain where there are Kinkakuji temple.

Trying to use wrought iron or old aged Japanese steel for base steel and avoids the use of modern iron as much as possible.

He is one of the few blacksmiths who makes uneven quality of iron to exclusive knife by high skills and techniques. All procedures, attaching blade and creating handle are made by himself.
He also pays attention of the center of gravity of the blade so that the knife keeping a good balance. It gives easy to hold for everyone.

He also produce Tamahagane making of Japanese nails of ancient times with the method of grafting, knives and short sword of Tamahagame. We unfortunately don’t deal in Tamahagane line because of very expensive products.

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