Blue Steel #2 Gokujo Suminagashi Deba with Saya
Blue Steel #2 Gokujo Suminagashi Deba with Saya
Blue Steel #2 Gokujo Suminagashi Deba with Saya
Blue Steel #2 Gokujo Suminagashi Deba with Saya
Blue Steel #2 Gokujo Suminagashi Deba with Saya
Blue Steel #2 Gokujo Suminagashi Deba with Saya
Blue Steel #2 Gokujo Suminagashi Deba with Saya
Blue Steel #2 Gokujo Suminagashi Deba with Saya
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Blue Steel #2 Gokujo Suminagashi Deba with Saya

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Sumi-nagashi

Sumi-nagashi knives (Damascus knives) are made by folding and forging layers of base iron and steel (Blue Steel No.1) over the base metal part. The sharpening is done at an angle to the blade edge, so the base metal part is dull and the steel part is shiny, and ripples like Sumi-nagashi (Japanese style hand marbling) patterns appear on the surface.
Furthermore, This pattern goes deep into the base metal, so the more it is sharpened, the more a different pattern will appear.
This is a good choice for use at a counter or in public.


Comparison of Carbon Steels : Blue Steel #2



Stays strong and durable, with a cut that feels smooth!

Product number Actual Blade Length (mm) Full Length (mm) Total Weight (g)
1d6-195 195 355 450
1d6-210 210 380 525
1d6-150 150 290 255
1d6-165 165 310 300
1d6-180 180 330 330
Blade Material Name Handle
Single Edged

Single Edged

Blue Steel #2 Ebony octagonal handle

Deba

Deba knives are often used to fillet fish. The blade is the heaviest of all Japanese knives and is capable of chopping through fish bones and heads easily.Professionals use a 210 mm type to cut Sea Bream and Yellow tail and a 150 mm type to cut small fish such as horse mackerel. For home use, a 150 mm knife is often used.

Blue Steel #2

Carbon Steel

Blue Steel #2 contains a small amount of Tungsten, improving hardness and Chromium, improving toughness. This results in a steel that has higher overall edge retention and hardness in comparison to the White Steels.



*NOTE: The Carbon Steel is susceptible to rust if it is not properly cared for. Please clean and dry the blade regularly during use.

Ebony octagonal handle

Handle

Ebony octagonal handle
We use an ebony handle that brings high durability and balance to the knives.
Because of its beauty and robustness and the difficulty of processing
It is popular as the most exclusive wood and is used in Buddhist altars.
The unique grain of the wood will naturally become more comfortable in your hand as you use it.

Forge Welded

Forging Process

A forge welded blade is essentially a blade made of more than one billet of steel. There are many variations of technique and steel combinations. At its most simple, a forge welded blade is two billets of steel heated and hammer together to form one unified piece. The steel will then be shaped by hammer into the desired blade shape. Hardened and tempered, then ground, sharpened and polished. A forge welded blade has higher strength and edge retention than a stamped blade.

Optional Engraving

Optional Engraving Service
Sakai Ichimonji provides complimentary engraving using either Japanese Kanji or English Alphabet. Please specify your preference. For details, please visit here

A knife store that has supported the history of knives and food culture in Japan.

It has been 600 years since the birth of swordmaking in the Sakai region of Japan. Sakai Ichimonji Mitsuhide's and it's craftsmen continue to build on that legacy by producing the finest blades in Japan.
This is where the culture of completing a dish of sashimi by "just cutting" and the culture of expressing sharpness as "taste" was born.
For 70 years, we have been connecting the spirit of Sakai's craftsmen with the passion of chefs in Osaka's kitchen equipment shopping district, known as the kitchen of Japan.
We are very happy that our knives can be used by people all over the world.

Precautions

After use, wash off any dirt and wipe thoroughly with a dry cloth to remove any moisture. This product is not for use with frozen foods.This product is handmade, so each piece will be different. Please use the weight and length listed as a guide. Each material is natural and may vary in color. It is not the same as the picture.We take great care with our inventory, but in the unlikely event that we are out of stock, we will contact you by email to let you know.

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