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Tsubaki Hocho - 210mm, Aogami #2, Tsuchime Finish

$359.00
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At JTA we are proud of our order turnaround times and work hard to ensure the best possible service.

We are NOT a drop-shipping company and hold all of our stock in Sydney. We dispatch every weekday, and we are usually able to dispatch orders received before 12pm on the same day. If you urgently require your purchase we suggest that you select express shipping at checkout to ensure we prioritise your parcel.

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We have revised our logistics systems to offer the best possible postage price to our customers. All prices are in $AUD.

Within Australia:

Regular Post: $9.50, tracking number emailed to you at dispatch

Express Post: $16.50, tracking number emailed to you at dispatch

Within New Zealand:

We are now able to offer our New Zealand customers $15 flat-rate shipping on orders under 2kg.  For orders heavier than 2kg the following rates apply:

<2kg: $15

3kg: $24

4kg: $28

5kg: $32 

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Flat Rate - AU$30 on orders up to 2kg (4.4lbs)

For orders over this weight:

<3kg: $56

<4kg: $63.40

<5kg: $70.75

For orders over 5kg in weight, please email us at info@japanesetools.com.au

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From the date of dispatch we expect the following delivery times within Australia:

Regular Post: Within 3-5 business days (metro areas) or 4-8 business days (rural areas)

Express Post: 1-2 business days (metro areas) or 2-4 business days (rural areas)

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If you are unhappy with the condition of your product and it has not been damaged in transit, please refer to our returns and exchanges policy. 

Description

Hand-forged on Goto Island by Haruko Miyazaki, this chef's knife bristles with quality and character.

Using the technique of warikomi, Miyazaki san has inserted a blue paper #2 (aogami #2) cutting edge steel into the softer stainless backing. This give this knife it's distinctive high and wavy lamination line.

This, combined with the high initial grind of the main bevel that reaches 25mm across the blade and the angular "kiritsuke" style forehead, give this knife an beautiful look and very purposeful shape.

As this knife is quite large with only a small amount of thinning along the blade, it is noticeably heavier than many Japanese knives in the same length. However, it remains easy to handle and it's exceptional will give you many hours of comfortable prep time.

This knife is finished with a hammered pattern on the sides of the blade and a Magnolia handle with buffalo horn bolster.

Dimensions:
Overall Length: 365mm
Blade Length: 210mm
Handle to Heel: 30mm
Spine Thickness: 2.8mm (above heel)
Spine Thickness: 2.2mm (3cm from tip)

About the maker and his process:

Haruki Miyazaki is a talented young blacksmith working on Goto Island. JTA customers will be familiar with the work of his brother Koichi Miyazaki, who makes traditionally coopered wooden buckets that we are proud to feature in our workshop.

Haruki Miyazaki-san studied for five years in Fukuoka prefecture under the famous smith Toshio Oba. Since opening his own forge, Miyazaki-san has built a reputation on using traditional techniques to forge knives of incedible quality and beauty.

Miyazaki-san makes his knives one by one entirely by hand. The technique of Warikomi that Miyazaki has used in this knife requires the soft steel to be heated and split, and then have the hard steel inserted, reheated and forge welded.

In this way, this knife has been made from two pieces of steel rather than a three piece san-mai construction, which is more common.

The warikomi process gives Miyazaki-san the highest level of control over the edge, and also ensures that the spine of the knife is entirely made up of strong, ductile steel.

Of course, Miyazaki's heat-treatment, grinding and sharpening of his knives are also carried out by him and entirely by hand.

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Tsubaki Hocho - 210mm, Aogami #2, Tsuchime Finish - Kitchen Knives - Japanese Tools Australia
Miyazaki

Tsubaki Hocho - 210mm, Aogami #2, Tsuchime Finish

$359.00

Hand-forged on Goto Island by Haruko Miyazaki, this chef's knife bristles with quality and character.

Using the technique of warikomi, Miyazaki san has inserted a blue paper #2 (aogami #2) cutting edge steel into the softer stainless backing. This give this knife it's distinctive high and wavy lamination line.

This, combined with the high initial grind of the main bevel that reaches 25mm across the blade and the angular "kiritsuke" style forehead, give this knife an beautiful look and very purposeful shape.

As this knife is quite large with only a small amount of thinning along the blade, it is noticeably heavier than many Japanese knives in the same length. However, it remains easy to handle and it's exceptional will give you many hours of comfortable prep time.

This knife is finished with a hammered pattern on the sides of the blade and a Magnolia handle with buffalo horn bolster.

Dimensions:
Overall Length: 365mm
Blade Length: 210mm
Handle to Heel: 30mm
Spine Thickness: 2.8mm (above heel)
Spine Thickness: 2.2mm (3cm from tip)

About the maker and his process:

Haruki Miyazaki is a talented young blacksmith working on Goto Island. JTA customers will be familiar with the work of his brother Koichi Miyazaki, who makes traditionally coopered wooden buckets that we are proud to feature in our workshop.

Haruki Miyazaki-san studied for five years in Fukuoka prefecture under the famous smith Toshio Oba. Since opening his own forge, Miyazaki-san has built a reputation on using traditional techniques to forge knives of incedible quality and beauty.

Miyazaki-san makes his knives one by one entirely by hand. The technique of Warikomi that Miyazaki has used in this knife requires the soft steel to be heated and split, and then have the hard steel inserted, reheated and forge welded.

In this way, this knife has been made from two pieces of steel rather than a three piece san-mai construction, which is more common.

The warikomi process gives Miyazaki-san the highest level of control over the edge, and also ensures that the spine of the knife is entirely made up of strong, ductile steel.

Of course, Miyazaki's heat-treatment, grinding and sharpening of his knives are also carried out by him and entirely by hand.

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