Miyazaki Ginsan Damascus Tsubaki 180mm EN
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Miyazaki Ginsan Damascus Tsubaki 180mm
The Tsubaki is the “signature” type of blade of master blacksmith Miyazaki. Also known as a Hakata, this type of knife reminds us of a kiritsuke, but the curve of its edge is more pronounced and its blade has a greater height towards the tip.
History and curiosity
Haruki Miyazaki-san is a 35-year-old blacksmith from the Goto Islands in Nagasaki Prefecture. He decided to become a blacksmith and apprentice under Ooba-san in Fukuoka.
After 5 years of apprenticeship, he learned all the basic blacksmithing skills and returned to his home island, where he opened his own workshop. He continued to travel throughout Japan, learning and mastering new skills from other blacksmiths and cutlers during his travels.
Miyazaki works alone in his small forge, doing everything by hand. All of its knives are hand laminated, heat treated with pine charcoal and water tempered.
Made with a Hon-warikomi structure, with a Ginsan steel core and a stainless steel cladding. The latter, laminated by hand to obtain a pretty damascus pattern. Due to its composition, Ginsan steel is an excellent compromise between high carbon steel and resistance to oxidation. It can obtain and maintain an excellent sharpness while remaining easy to maintain.
Finally, the handle is made with a dyed and stabilized amboyna burl, brass spacers and blond buffalo horn ferrule ans bottom cap.
blacksmith: Haruki Miyazaki
finish: hammered damascus
hardness: 62 HRC
blade length: 18 cm
blade height: 4.96 cm
heel thickness: 2.6 cm
thickness at the tip: 0.5 cm
weight: 173 gr