This San-maï Bunka (Japanese chopping knife) feature a thin but tall blade and nimble tip. It give to this blade a good maneuverability and precision. The handle is made from Elm burl.
135Cr3 Bohler is a low alloyed, high carbon (1.35%) steel commonly used for the manufacture of rasps, files and, more broadly, all sharp tools requiring strength, reliability and hardness.
Blade materials : San-maï / 135Cr3 core with soft iron cladding (0.03% C)
Bevel : double, flat, 50/50 with kurouchi
Finish : Kasumi with Akamon / JNS 6000
Hardness : 63-64 HRC
Handle length : Wa, 120mm (octogonal)
Handle materials : Elm burl
Saya material : None / You can order a Saya here -> Link for Saya
Tip to heel length : 135mm
Blade height at heel : 56mm
Spine thickness at handle : 4.5mm
Spine thickness mid-blade : 2.15mm
Spine thickness 1cm from tip: 0.9mm
Balance point : at the maker mark
Overall length : 270mm
Weight : 145g
Allow me a couple of days to sharpen and send the knife to you. If any question or requirement, just message me at email@example.com.
My blades are made from carbon steel not stainless steel, it gives my knives an unbeatable sharpness. I prefer carbon steel for it ease to sharpen, the fine edge it takes and the beautiful patina that will develop. You do, however, need to give carbon steel knives just a little extra care to keep them in top shape. There are trade-offs in everything.
The knife is polished using whetstones. It will be easier for your to maintain it or to improve my work. For Sharpening service please contact Scott from www.sheffieldknifesharpening.com
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