Miyazaki kurouchi AS tsubaki 210mm EN
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Miyazaki kurouchi AS tsubaki 210mm is a very versatile blade. Tsubaki is a form invented by the meme Miyazaki-san, it strongly resembles a kiritsuke, but unlike the latter the tsubaki gains height as it approaches 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 san mai structure, with a super aogami steel core and soft iron covering. Due to its water quenching, aogami super steel has a hardness of 64-65 HRC, which allows this blade to be sharp like a razor, having the ability to retain the edge for a very long time.
Finally, the handle is made with a wavy poplar burl, silver nickel spacers and spalted maple.
blacksmith: Haruki Miyazaki
finish: hammered kurouchi
steel: aogami super
hardness: 64-65 HRC
type: tsubaki 210mm
blade length: 21.9 cm
blade height: 5.16 cm
heel thickness: 3.2 cm
thickness at the tip: 0.7 cm
weight: 208 gr