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[KIKUSUMI] Gyuto Black Persimmon Handle -Natur-

[KIKUSUMI] Gyuto Black Persimmon Handle -Natur-

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Made in Tosa, Japan

Weight:  5.7oz / 160g
Blade Length: 8.5” / 215mm
Blade Width 2 mm
Blade Height 1.8” / 45mm
Total Length 14" / 355mm


Blade Material :AUS-10 Damascus Japanese Steel 

Blade Finish : Mirror Polished 45 Layer Damascus + Tsuchime Hammered Finish

Handle Material : Black Persimmon

HRC: 60-61

Japanese Black Persimmon is rare as a knife handle. In late Autumn round fruit ripens bright orange coloring the countryside of Japan.
Among the persimmon trees more than hundred years, you can find black discoloration at the center of tree.
This shows a beautiful patterns which is called Black persimmon.
Persimmon trees produce dark wood like all the members of the ebony family. The blackened portion is more resistant to fungal and termites.
Patterns develop that can be solid black, black and white or mottled like a beautiful Japanese ink panting.
Every handle is uniquely designed by the forces of Nature.

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