The Yokote knife is a general purpose Japanese laminated knife blade for shaping, whittling, carving, & even grafting in the garden. Top side is the only side ground & sharpened with the backside flat which can be used in a skimming paring action.
Mr. Ikeuchi master blacksmith along with his fellow blacksmiths hand forge, grind, & sharpen these knives. White high carbon steel laminated on top with a softer layer of steel allowing the blade to be hardened to Rockwell 64. With all steel as it becomes harder & tougher, it will be more brittle & can snap in half, the soft steel lamination arrests this possibility. These knives we carry from Mr. Ikeuchi are beveled ground on one side only & flat to edge on the underside yet hollow ground as a common practice to facilitate less time in re-honing to a sharp edge.
Hardwick & Sons is pleased to offer quality tools from Japan for the many people who desire special & well-crafted tools. The wide variety of Japanese products that we offer come from the many craftsmen & toolmakers in Japan who have a special dedication to their skillful craft & art of toolmaking.
Product Cutting Edge Length Blade Length Knife Width Blade Thickness Overall Length Model # 75 mm Knife 1-3/4" 3" (75 mm) 27/32" 1/8" 6-1/2"HWX2175AX 90 mm Knife 1-15/16" 3-1/2" (90 mm) 1" 1/8" 7-1/4"HWX2190AX 120 mm Knife 2-3/16" 4-11/16" (120 mm) 1" 1/8" 8-9/16"HWX21120AX 135 mm Knife 2-1/2" 5-3/8" (135 mm) 1" 1/8" 9-1/4"HWX21135AX