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Suisin Honyaki Katana w/ Free Silk Fukusa Knife Bag

$1,782.50
20% off knives, use promo code "KSALE20" during check out
SKU: HSU-SP-81
Size: 13" (330mm)
Note: Carbon Steel (CAUTION: MOISTURE AND ACID CAUSES RUST AND DISCOLORATION)

In Stock

Available: 1

Features

Style:

Steel Type: Carbon steel (CAUTION: MOISTURE AND ACID CAUSES RUST AND DISCOLORATION)

Steel Material:White Steel #2

Classification:

Saya Cover:Not Included

Knife Bevel:50/50

Handle Material:Ebony Wood

Bolster Material:Water Buffalo Horn (Bolsters are made from natural horn therefore colors may vary)

HRC:

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”

Honyaki 
Ikeda is the master of honyaki style knives - He tempers the blades at a low temperature slowly.
Hold it’s edge for longer than hongasumi style knives.

CAUTION: Moisture Causes Rusting and Discoloration


General knife care tips and warnings


  • Never wash knives in the dishwasher
  • This is not stain resistant. It will rust and discolor after cutting acidic ingredients or if one leaves it wet.
  • Improper care will result in chipping.
  • Please wipe knives dry after use to prevent rusting. Korin recommends wiping carbon knives with tsubaki oil to keep moisture off the knife.
  • Western style knives sold at KORIN have significantly thinner blades than typical Western knives. Use of honing steels or sharpening machines may result in chipping.
  • We advice all customers to always use sharpening stones to sharpen or hone knives.


Caution

Please be cautious when inspecting carbon knives with wet hands after purchase. We ask customers to inspect all knives prior to using, and will not accept returns on damaged goods. In the event you receive a rusted knife, please call customer service within 48 hours, and we will be happy to assist you.


For more information, please check our pages on different types of sharpening stones or sharpening tips.