|Tip to Heel Length||169 mm|
|Blade Height at Heel||48 mm|
|Width of Spine Above Heel||2.1 mm|
|Width of Spine at Middle of Blade||1.9 mm|
|Width of Spine at about 1 cm from tip||0.8 mm|
Steel type: Cobalt Special core with stainless clad
Hardness (HRC): 60 - 61
Handle Design: K&S Teak wood handle. Optional handles available.
Another quality offering from Myojin. The Cobalt Special Steel line is practically idential to the more expensive SG2 line: same grind, same profile, and the equally excellent performance. The Cobalt Special steel from Takeful Special Steel is an excellent alternative to the state-of-the-art VG10 steel, offering great wear resistance and edge retention.
Naohito Myojin (明神 直人) is a young sharpener based in Kochi prefecture. While his workshop Myojin Riki Seisakusho is probably not as famous as the established brands from Sakai and Echizen, he is the sharpener behind some of the very famous knife lines in the industry; noteabley the Tetsujin brand and the 'Fujiyama' line by Konosuke.
I think 'refined' is the best word to describe Naohito's work: while featuring proven cutting performance, his knife has some of the best finishes out there. The spine is nicely chamfered, choil is well polished. By engraving his name Naohito on to the knivves, you can tell that he must be really proud of his work, and I trust you will enjoy his knife as well.
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