230x53 Kasumi Gidgee

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230x53 Kasumi Gidgee

750.00

This is a wrought iron gyuto with 1.2519 core. This steel is similar to aogami #2. This knife has a Kasumi finish done by myself on Japanese natural stones. Kasumi finishes are not very common among western makers. They take a lot of time, but the end result is absolutely worth it. It also provides an easily thinned knife. The wrought iron polishes extremely well on japanese natural stones. This handle of this knife is composed of ringed gidgee with an ancient walrus oosik ferrule. Walrus oosik is the penis bone of a walrus. It is very very dense. This oosik is fossil and is harvested from the permafrost. The dark color is from the minerals leaching into the bone from the permafrost. These two materials compliment one another quite well. This handle is more of an Acorn shape, which means the handle tapers from being thicker at the top to thinner at the bottom of the handle. it is very similar to a Wa handle.

Disclaimer: This wrought iron is extremely old and has large silica deposits in the iron which are naturally occurring and sometimes this results in voids in the iron. This is the nature of old wrought iron and part of what gives it its beauty.

Spine Measurements:
Out of the handle: 4.23mm
Above Makers Mark: 2.68mm
Middle: 2.02mm
4cm from tip: 1.60mm
2cm from tip: 1.50mm
Weight: 193g

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