Water quenched Blue 2 steel Honyaki forged by Kenichi Shiraki in Sakai
It is JNS first baldes from Sakai by Jikko witch is very old company in Sakai and is very good at quality control, i also like them because of the finish that is super similar to Sanjo knives
Very easy to maintain and polish with natural stones if you choose so !
Hamon can be brought out much more with Uchigomori finger-stones or Kiita finger-stones
I really Like Blue 2 steel for Honyaki blades, first it is bit less reactive and i thing it holds edge much longer then white steel do
Also i think if it is water quenched it is bit easier to sharpen and much more crisp witch i like a lot
Steel: Blue 2 (can rust !!! ) Mizo Honyaki with temper line
Handle: D shape burned chestnut handle with buffalo horn
Handle Length- 150mm
Hell to Tip Length- 240mm
Blade Height at Heel- 54mm
Width of Spine at Handle- 3,5mm
Width of Spine Above Heel- 3,2mm
Width of Spine at Middle- 2,5mm
Width of Spine 1cm from the tip- 1,5mm
All knives JNS cary is handmade and made one by one, so they can vary in size and thickness. Unevenness in finish can occur.