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Suisin Tanryu Blue #1 Sakimaru Sujihiki

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About Ikeda and these events knives
World premiere knives, was released during October 2019 Korin x Suisin Event
Master Ikeda forged these new knives exclusive to Korin.

Master Yoshikazu Ikeda is one of the most respected blacksmiths in Sakai. Ikeda-san started in 1967 as his father’s apprentice and has over 50 years of blacksmithing experience.
1988 METI-designated Master of Traditional Crafts
1999 Sakai City Special Contribution Award
2004 Kansai Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry Award
2014 Osaka Prefectural Award “Master Craftsman in Naniwa”

Tanryu - Ikeda Yoshikazu
Renowned bladesmith and the president of the Department of Traditional Crafts.
Damascus blue steel knives - Uses modern techniques, traditional methods, and years of experience
Original forging method to achieve a sharp blade with a long edge retention.
The weight of the damascus layered steel helps lessen cutting fatigue.
By using modern forging methods, he is able to forge blades that don’t warp very easily.
Special sharpening method that takes the hongasumi style sharpening to a higher quality. This helps to prevent the knife from becoming misshapen while sharpening.

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