|Right side 150mm Yoshihide SKD Petite|
I got the first Kitchen Knife from Yoshikane Hamono to ship to my customer.
It is a 150mm SKD petite knife in migaki finish.
The order was placed on 11th. April when I started this blog. Estimated time was 1 month for the knife plus 1 week for the saya.
This time it came very fast. It was less than 3 weeks after order.
Now lets compare the two:
|135mm(used) and 150mm Petite|
Here the dimensions and weight of the two:
Blade length 135mm 153mm
Blade height at heel 30mm 34mm
Spine at handle 2.9mm 2.9mm
Spine at heel 2.5mm 2.5mm
Spine at middle 1.9mm 1.8mm
Spine 1cm to tip 1.0mm 0.9mm
Middle at blade (heel) 1.6mm 1.3mm
Weight 62g 65g
The spine tapers from thick at handle (heel) to the tip which is a proof that it has been forged. You cannot see so much difference at the spine of these 2 knives but when you look at the geometry (middle of spine and edge at heel) the 150mm is thinner by 0.3mm. It has also only a 3g increase in weight though it is 18mm longer.
To cut with it and to make maintainance to this knife my friend has 2 nice videos with his suji:
Yoshikane Suji polish
Shigefusa VS Yoshikane
I hope my customer is happy with this kitchen knife when he receive it.
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