Baba Masayuki Higonokami Togo Reigo 70mm Ebony
This one is very very Special and Rare collector item !
Made by Master Baba Masayuki in Sanjo that if the best hammer maker living in Japan !
He happens to be also very interested in various steels and heat-treatments he have huge collection of very Rare and very old steels !
He happened to have some super old stock Togo Reigo steel that was produced over 100 years ago this particular type of Togo steel was only made in Pencil size ( look the picture)
It was used for cutting steel and have carbon content of 1,5, it is high speed steel
There is not many blacksmiths in Japan that can heat-treat that kind of steel as it have very narrow quenching temperature !
He made this amazing Higonokami out of this steel ! And fully hand-forged and quenched like honyaki blade !
It is not laminated ! This steel is known for super edge holding abilities
Handle material is White Royal Ebony
Double beveled grind
Steel: Togo Reigo high Carbon steel (can rust)
polished with stones and finished with nugui near mirror polish
Blade length: 70mm
Blade width: 16mm
Blade thickness: 3,3mm
Handle Length: 116mm
Handler width: 23mm
Handle thickness: 17mm
All knives JNS cary is handmade and made one by one, so they can vary in size and thickness. Unevenness in finish can occur.