Hideo Kitaoka White Steel No.2 Matsuba Japanese Chef Knife 125mm

Hideo Kitaoka
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Born in 1950, knife smith Hideo Kitaoka works in Takefu Village, Echizen in Fukui Prefecture. He learned his craft from his father in Echizen as a child. He is known for traditional style knife making with single grinds and does excellent work in a variety of carbon steels. . He specializes in the production of high quality, traditional Japanese blades. In 1980, Echizen was the first production centre for forged blades to be awarded the nationally recognized Traditional Craft Product accolade.

He says, although sometimes he faces difficulties, when he achieve to create number of blades by for forging read iron bar by hand, he feels satisfaction and loves of making knives. He is the third generation of Kitaoka Knives.

Specifications:
Knife Type: Matsuba Knife
Steel Type: White Steel No.2 
Blade Type: Single-edged Blade
Blade Length: 125mm
Blade Height: 23mm
Blade Thickness: 3.5mm
Handle Length: 109mm
Weight: 72g

Handle Material: Shitan Rosewood

There is NO sheath cover suitable for this knife!

 Use & Care

- Do not attempt to cut, hit or chop frozen products or bones. The blade can chip or break.
- Hand wash with warm water and towel dry.
- Use a sharpening stone to maintain the sharpness of the blade. 

We can change the blade length according to your preference. 

It usually takes 2 –4 month for us to restock should this item is not available. 

 



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