Manaka Hamono Shirogami 2 with Stainless steel clad Kurouchi Tsuchime Kiritsuke Gyuto 195mm
Manaka Hamono Shirogami 2 with Stainless steel clad Kurouchi Tsuchime Kiritsuke Gyuto 195mm
Manaka Hamono Shirogami 2 with Stainless steel clad Kurouchi Tsuchime Kiritsuke Gyuto 195mm
Manaka Hamono Shirogami 2 with Stainless steel clad Kurouchi Tsuchime Kiritsuke Gyuto 195mm

Manaka Hamono Shirogami 2 with Stainless steel clad Kurouchi Tsuchime Kiritsuke Gyuto 195mm

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Brand: Manaka Hamono

Knife Type: Kiritsuke Gyuto

Blade Grind: Double bevel

Steel type: Shirogami#2 core steel with Stainless steel cladding

Finish: Kurouchi Tsuchime (Black Hammered)

Blade Length: 195mm

Blade Height from heel: 47mm

Weight: 224g

Blade Thickness from heel: 3mm, 2.5 middle, 2mm an inch from the tip

Handle: Bimble Box Burl body, Corian collar & endcap, Resin ferrule, Nickel Silver & Black Liner Spacers

Saya: Thai Amboyna Burl with Black Resin & 5 Point Mosaic pin

 

Manaka Hamono

The Master Blacksmith of Saitama Prefecture Shunsuke Manaka of Manaka Hamono.

He is the 5th generation from the group of blacksmiths who have been hand forging blades since 1872. They started forging katana then gradually moved to farming tools and then to kitchen knives.

Every piece is painstakingly made by him from scratch with his schedule running 12 hours a day non stop. His knives have a superb fit and finish and thin spine. You can definitely expect high performance and aesthetics with his knives. 

He is a very fun guy to be with and have such humor, humility and also respect to his craft. It is my honor to be the first one to represent his knives here in the western world.