|Tip to Heel Length
|Blade Height at Heel
|Width of Spine Above Heel
|Width of Spine at Middle of Blade
|Width of Spine at about 1 cm from tip
Steel: Blue 2 with soft iron clad
Hardness: HRC 62-63
Handle Design: K&S Octagonal Teak Handle
Hatsukokoro by Nakagawa. The blue 2 kasumi line is a beautiful representation of the classic Sakai wide bevel knives that is very thin behind the edge, with excellent heat treatment.
After the retirement of legendary master craftsman Kenichi Shiraki, Nakagawa-san, as Shiraki-san's disciple for almost 20 years, is heading the Shiraki Hamono (now as Nakagawa Hamono). In fact, many of Shiraki-san's works including honyaki in the last 5 or more years were done by Nakagawa-san. Nakagawa-san is also forging knives for some top tier lines from Sakai retailers, namely Sakai Kikumori, Sakai Jikko, and some other brands. After the success of bringing in Nakagawa-san's popular wide-bevel Ginsan line, we are now proud to offer his professional single bevel line - Blue1 yaganiba with beautifully finished spine and choil.
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