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Tojiro itk kiritsuke

Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:51 pm

Quick question. The Tojiro kiritsuke, what is the blade width? One review stated it might be too thin. My Hiromoto AS chef knife is 2.2mm, I wouldn't imagine the Tojiro would be any thinner? For anyone using it, how do you like it? Between this and a kanefusa, just for there steel and reactivity what would yall recommend? Thank you for ANY input.
Nathan

Re: Tojiro itk kiritsuke

Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:08 am

I read on another forum that the spine above the heel is ~4mm with some minor under+overgrinds (correctable via thinning).

Just some input - spine width is not exactly indicative of performance. Some nice knives have widths upwards of 4mm, but have great grinds and are thin at the edge.

Re: Tojiro itk kiritsuke

Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:25 am

Thank you. I was just curious on width of knife. It looks anything but flimsy. I'm putting in an order for one soon and just needed some input. 4mm sure doesn't seem thin imo. Again, appreciate the input.

Re: Tojiro itk kiritsuke

Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:29 pm

Thank you for the link, lot of good info about the knife. Now, if you remove the kurouchi finish, is the entire knife now reactive like the exposed edge was, or is it still just the former exposed edge that is still reactive?

Re: Tojiro itk kiritsuke

Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:17 pm

The tang is thick but it tapers down quickly. One inch away from the end of the handle the knife is 3mm thick. Half way it's 2mm.

The kurouchi finish is reactive too. Removing the finish will not change this. It will still form patina rather quickly.
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