Tottori Knife Set
Tottori knife set by Otsuka Hamono for Terasu.
While Sakai City near Osaka is well known for having a high concentration of skilled bladesmiths, Tottori is located in the region in Western Japan, formerly known as Inaba, famous for the iron rich sand which is used to make high quality Japanese blade steels. The few remaining bladesmiths in this sparsely populated region are deep with their craft. Tottori in particular has a strong history of the mingei (craft) movement led by Yanagi Soetsu's follower Yoshida Shoya.
Otsuka San is a 4th generation bladesmith. The waiting list for his knives is 1-2 years long, only accepting orders from a limited customer base of clientele he respects and knows will understand his work.
The Terasu gyuto and petty knives by Otsuka Hamono will handle most everyday uses, with the long edge retention of Aogami #2 blade steel, yet still maintaining exceptional hardness thanks to the skilled hand-forging and heat treatments by Otsuka San.
Blade steel (knife edge) will patina black over time.
- Additional Information
Weight 2.0 lb Size Gyuto 190mm blade, Petty 135mm blade Materials Mount Tamalpais windfall burnt Oak handle, 100% copper rivet, stainless clad Aogami #2, double bevel Weight Gyuto,145 grams, Petty, 65 grams