Another Great Blacksmith from Sanjo, Niigata
Noborikoi Kanji on backside is made only for JNS
With Better Fit and Finish and his best heat-tread and steel he loves to use most !
I simply ask the maker to make what he thinks is his best performance !
75 years old works alone in his shop where he do all work by him self !
Steel: 500 year old french anchor from bloomery iron with (130WCrV5) steel core similar to blue 1, water quenched (Can RUST )
Handle: Chestnut wood octogonal shape with horn
With Kiri Box signed by Toyama with Date of Making
Handle Length- 150mm
Handle Width- 20mm
Handle to Tip Length- 410mm
Hell to Tip Length- 270mm
Blade Height at Heel- 58mm
Width of Spine at Handle- 4,5mm
Width of Spine Above Heel- 3,5mm
Width of Spine at Middle- 2,7mm
Width of Spine 1cm from the tip- 1,8mm
All knives JNS cary is handmade and made one by one, so they can vary in size and thickness. Unevenness in finish can occur.