Katsushige Anryu has been a blacksmith for over 50 years. He apprenticed under his father. He is incredibly meticulous. We love his shapes. His knives are incredibly thin, great taper, and awesome finishes.
Anryu-San layers soft iron to make damascus pattern the forge welds it to the Shirogami core. It makes this knife have a beautiful pattern on the bevels.
As many of us know Anryu-San has retired. He leaves his incredibly talented, more then capable nephew Ikeda-San who has been at his side for the past 15 years making many of the knives you have purchased. We are excited to see some new designs come from him after he settles in and gets caught up on all the back orders.
Length - 358 mm (14.1 in.)
Weight -148 g (5.2 oz)
Edge Length - 212 mm (8.3 in.)
Heel Height - 46 mm
Steel Type - White (Shirogami) #2
HRC - 62-63
Cladding - Soft Iron Layered
Bevel - Double Bevel
Handle - Oval
Please do not cut frozen foods or bones with these knives.
Always wash with a cloth and warm soapy water and dry after use
If you have any questions feel free to contact us here