Ajikiri CK8 Tokyo night
Ajikiri CK8 Tokyo night Ajikiri CK8 Tokyo night Ajikiri CK8 Tokyo night Ajikiri CK8 Tokyo night Ajikiri CK8 Tokyo night Ajikiri CK8 Tokyo night

Ajikiri CK8 Tokyo night

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Handle: Drevená
Blade lenght: 10cm
Blade material: Oceľová
Usage: Univerzálne
Weight: 82,00 g
Producer: Yoshida Hamono

Small universal knife. Three-layer 10cm blade with SUJ2 core. Octagonal handle and ring in impregnated maple, brass ring. The blade needs to be treated with blade oil.

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We bring you a nice knife from the workshop of Yoshida Hamono from the island of Kyushu. The nice Ajikiri is a small universal knife in Japan often called Ko-Bocho /small knife/. It will functionally replace the more famous Petty knife.

The San Mai blade has a core of SUJ2 steel. It is also referred to as bearing steel, as it was primarily developed for this purpose. And since the bearing must be dimensionally stable, this property is equally well suited to the blade edge. The hardness is above average /62-64 HRC/ and such a low proportion of chromium at 0.95-1.10% carbon content can be assumed. It reaches only 1.5%. It means that the material is not anti-corrosive and requires increased care. However, the reward will be the excellent cutting performance of the symmetrical Hamaguri edge as well as the easy grinding.

Due to its shape and size, this knife is not only practical but also beautiful. It's thanks to the dark Kurouchi blade and the variety of handles that take you on a little excursion to Japan. In the morning you will walk along the sand dunes in the Tottori region, in the afternoon you will dive to the local cliffs in Okinawa, you will admire the sunset in Kyoto, and at night you will have a fun in Tokyo.

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About producer

Yoshida Hamono

This time we will visit the southernmost of Japan's main islands - the island of Kyushu. Similar to neighboring Shikoku, mountains alternate here with a huge number of small fields. A large part of the island has an agrarian character and therefore blacksmiths have always played an important role here. The so-called "field blacksmiths" have been making tools for local farmers, fishermen and foresters for many generations.

It was no different with Seiji Yoshida, the founder of the company Yoshida Hamono. Before laying the foundation stone of his company in Saga Prefecture in 1946, he apprenticed as a blacksmith with local masters. They initiated him into the secrets of making real Japanese swords. Since then, this art has been carefully preserved in the company for several generations.

The Japanese have many qualities that could be an inspiration for us. Moderation is one of them. A Japanese does not get rid of a product as long as it serves him well. That's why he takes care of him with the proverbial thoroughness. In return, he will get a good feeling from its trouble-free and pleasant use. This is also the credo of the Yoshida Hamono company. He makes his knives from the best materials in such a way that they bring pleasure to the user every day and for an unlimited period of time.

Even though it is a family business, not a large one, Yoshida Hamono ensures complete production. He buys unique steel from Yasugi Specialty Steels /YSS/, which he then processes by hand using traditional hizukuri procedures. The handles, which are used to finalize the knives directly in the company, are also handmade

You may ask why we chose a manufacturer from Saga Prefecture, which is not one of the renowned centers of Japanese blacksmithing. The answer is simple. There are only a few manufacturers who can make genuine uchihamono from ZDP-189 steel. And Yoshida Hamono is one of them. 

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