Gihei White 165mm
These fine blades are hammer forged in the san mai method of awase (cladding), which entails wrapping the inner core of the White #2 steel with a soft iron outer layer. Cladding knife blades with a soft steel makes them easier to manufacture while enhancing strength and wear resistance. A layer of carbon is formed on the face while forging which is, in the case of this knife, left in place and only removed below the mid-grind point. This adds a lovely rustic look to the knife while further protecting it from corrosion.
Wash and dry the blade immediately after use. Knives with carbon steel core are very prone to rust.
Made in Nīgata, Japan
Height: 47mm Edge Length: 165mm