Hienn - Kensaki Yanagiba 300mm by Itsuo Doi
Hienn - Kensaki Yanagiba 300mm by Itsuo Doi
Hienn - Kensaki Yanagiba 300mm by Itsuo Doi
Hienn - Kensaki Yanagiba 300mm by Itsuo Doi
Hienn - Kensaki Yanagiba 300mm by Itsuo Doi
Hienn - Kensaki Yanagiba 300mm by Itsuo Doi
Hienn - Kensaki Yanagiba 300mm by Itsuo Doi

Hienn - Kensaki Yanagiba 300mm by Itsuo Doi

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Hienn (飛燕 the Flying Swallow), , blue 2 yanagiba line forged by the 3rd generation of the Doi family: master Itsuo Doi. With mirror polished front side. 

I was able to meet Doi-san in July 2014 at Aoki Hamono's factory in Sakai city. He is a very humble person, paitently explained a lot of the techniques in detail. It was a dream came true for a knifenut like me to see a master bladesmith in person. He demonstrated to us the complete process of forging a blade from a billet of steel. I still remember that day the ambient temperature was 36 degrees celsius (97 F). Even just by standing there, we were sweating like having a shower. It was then I realized that in order to become a true bladesmith, one need not only skills but a real passion of knife making. More importantly, I realized that this is the real difference between a handforged knife and a machine stamped knife. Seeing Doi-san fogring his masterpieces in such condition was the inspriation of the name our custom line: Syousin 匠心, meaning the heart and soul of a craftsman. 

 

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Weight 

314 g

Total Length

460 mm

Tip to Heel Length

287 mm

Blade Height at Heel

38 mm

Width of Spine Above Heel 

4.12 mm

Width of Spine at Middle of Blade

3.8 mm

Width of Spine at about 1cm From the Tip

1.7 mm

 

 

 

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