Kitaoka Left Handed  Aogami #2 Deba 180mm

Chubo Knives

Kitaoka Left Handed Aogami #2 Deba 180mm

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Description

Hideo Kitaoka is a 3rd generation blacksmith forging in the Takefu Knife Village. Born in 1950, he has been forging and honing his craft for over 30 years.

Kitaoka-san is well known for his focus on producing high quality single-edged knives. This collection of debas is forged out of Aogami #2, a blue steel with excellent edge retention and durability. Each knife is forged in the 'awase' style of joining soft carbon with a carbon steel (Aogami #2). Hand sharpened and fitted with rosewood handles, these debas will handle any knife butchery task with ease. 

Please note: This knife is made from carbon steel, which gets incredibly sharp and is easy to sharpen but requires additional maintenance. This knife should be kept clean and dry at all times and oiled when not in use for an extended amount of time. Carbon knives can be reactive with high acid foods.

Handle material Rosewood
Blade length 180 mm (7.1")
Thickness at spine 9 mm
Thickness at tip 2 mm
Hardness (Rockwell scale) 62-63
Bevel / Edge Single / left handed
Weight 11 oz. / 311 grams

Specifications

Handle material Rosewood
Blade length 180 mm (7.1")
Thickness at spine 9 mm
Thickness at tip 2 mm
Hardness (Rockwell scale) 62-63
Bevel / Edge Single / left handed
Weight 11 oz. / 311 grams