Introducing Makoto Tadakoro.
We are very pleased to introduce this talented blacksmith not only to Toronto, but for the first time in Canada.
Tadakoro-san hails from Tosa, Japan where he trained under Morihiro-san from Sakai City, considered by many to be one of the finest knife sharpeners from Japan.
Makoto Tadakoro works closely with many talented blacksmiths to achieve the highest quality in blade smithing and sharpening. These knives in particular are made by Satoshi Nakagawa. Nakagawa-san was the apprentice of Kenichi Shiraki for 16 years before taking over the workshop and creating his own Hamono in 2021.
We are very impressed with the work that Tadakoro-san and Nakagawa-san have done with these knives and are excited to share them with Toronto and beyond.
Kama Usuba's come to us from the Kansai (Oaska) region of Japan. Unlike its Kanto version from Tokyo, Kamagata's have a pointed tip which is useful for slightly more delicate knife work and carving.
This line is made with Shirokami #2 carbon steel for excellent edge retention and ease of sharpening.
Please keep this knife clean and dry to prevent rusting. A natural patina will occur and is beneficial to the knife.
|Blade||195mm / Kama Usuba / Right Handed|
|Material||Shirokami #2 / White steel #2|
|HRC||63 - 64|
|Handle||120mm / Octagonal Walnut / Buffalo Horn Ferrule|