Osamu Yoshida Honyaki Yanagiba Aogami#2 270mm (10.6")
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This Aogami#2 Honyaki Yanagiba is made by master blacksmith Osamu Yoshida from Yoshida Hamono smithy using a traditional method of hardening, the same process used for making high-end traditional katanas. Honyaki (literally true-fired) is a term used to describe knives that are made from one piece of steel. Such knives need a different process of hardening. After the blade is forged and roughly ground, a special mixture of clay, charcoal, natural sharpening stone, and water is applied to the blade in a specific pattern. The knife is then quenched in water (that's the part of the process where the katana gets its iconic curved shape). The part of the knife that was not covered in clay hardens, while the part that was covered is cooled slower and doesn't harden that much. The result is a blade made from one alloy which has two different crystalline structures. The phase line between two different structures is called hamon. It takes a lot of experience, knowledge, and equipment to "pop" the hamon.
Poorly visible hamon. Chiseled kanji on the front of the blade (hira) and the engraved stamp on the backside (urasuki) are not stamped very deeply into the blade.
About The Maker
Read more about Osamu Yoshida here.
|Hardness (HRC scale):||61-62
130g (4.6 oz)
|Country of manufacturing:||Japan|
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