Kyusakichi Petty YD-1 utility knife
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Kyusakichi Petty YD-1 utility knife

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Handle: Wooden
Blade lenght: 15cm
Blade material: Damascus
Usage: Universal
Producer: Yoshida Hamono

21 layered damascene hand forged blade with core made of ZDP-189 steel. Core hardness 67 HRC. Pakkawood ferrule. Octagonal handle made of rosewood or impregnated maple wood from Norwegian company Kebony. Sharpen only on ceramic whetstones with 1000 and 2000 granulation. Each piece is an original and may vary slightly. Pictures are illustrative.

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As the name suggests, it involves overlaying of softer and harder materials, in this case stainless steel and nickel. These are then docked on both sides onto a core of extremely hard steel ZDP-189. This is "bred" at 67 HRC by Yoshida Hamono. The result is a hard, strong and beautiful blade with 21 layers. We are honored to have the highest-ranking Yoshida Hamono product.

The blade is symmetrical in the shape of the letter "V". On the blade is embossed or alternatively laser-printed inscription in kanji characters, representing the name KYUSAKICHI and steel grade ZDP-189.

Traditional hand forging in combination with first-class material and sub-zero treatment method brings a blade that finding a competitor is a difficult task. Add a beautiful damask pattern, a ferrule made of pakkawood, an octagonal handle made of Kebony alebo dreviny rosewood  and sleepless nights are a certainty.

Due to the fact that it is handmade, each knife is original. The knives can differ from each other in shape, dimensions, color and the final surface treatment of the blade. The images are illustrative and the product may differ slightly from them.

You can learn more about the Kyusakichi brand here.

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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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