This is one of special made Kanetsune Yanagiba Hocho. Unlike other Yanagiba hocho, this one has a sword-shape tip that might make knife enthusiasts think of traditional Japanese Samurai swords. The bolster is made from dark-colored buffalo horn shaped into octagon so as its Magnolia-made handle. This Yanagiba is not for everybody, only for some people who appreciates the beauty of Japanese cutleries.
~ Blade Steel Shirogami (White steel, High Carbon Steel)
~ Handle Material Magnolia wood with water Buffalo horn bolster (D shaped)
~ Blade Type Yanagiba (One-side edge) for right-hander use
~ Overall Length(mm) 495mm (19.5mm)
~ Blade Length(mm) 330mm (13")
~ Weight 210g (7.4 oz.)
- Country of Origin Made in Japan