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Urban Ai Kuchi
Product Description for Urban Ai Kuchi
Maker: Steve Corkum (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 1718
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 5.00 in.
Total length: 10.50 in.
Blade width: 1.02 in.
Blade thickness: 0.21 in.
Item weight: 9.60 oz.
Blade: Clay tempered 1050 carbon steel with hand sanded finish
Bolster: Habaki (blade sheath) created from by Al Pendray mokume
Handle: Silk wrap over red ray skin with mokume menuki by Al Pendray
Sheath: Curly maple with silk wrap over red ray skin
Description: It is rare to find Steve's high end work . . . and we're pleased to be able to show this Ai Kuchi. Steve's knives are works of art that are well tested in the field. The balance is perfectly thought out on this fast moving knife. The wrapped handle provides a sure grip. The hamon is the result of the traditional Japanese method of clay tempering which retains the resilience of the spine while hardening the edges for superior sharpness.
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