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        R-2 Damascus kitchen knife from Custom knife maker Hiroo Itou

UP!! Nov 26th       Just Arrived For Christmas Season!!
Total 54 kinds of Attractive and Popular Mr. Itou New Collections
(Paring, Petty, Santoku, Gyuto, Nakiri, Carving Knives and More!!)


 UP!!         Mr. Itou's Workshop Tour

  Our report of Mr. Itou's workshop tour and about his knife making history and interesting information about his custom knives
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 On April 1 and 2, we had a Spring Knife Show in Seki City.There were about 40 custom knifemakers attended from all over Japan. Among the custom knifemakers,we found an interesting knifemaker,who is hand making Gyuto type Chef knives out of the special powdered steel called R2. His name is Hiroo Itou from FukuiCity, northern part of Japan. He has explained me that this powdered steel is made by Kobe Steel Company (Kobelco), one of the biggest steel maker in Japan. He said they never show him the chemical analysis of the steel (it seems they want to keep it confidencial to prevent being copied by other steel makers), but he found this steel the best for the kitchen knives in terms of the sharpness, edge retention, durability and rust resistance. I have asked him how good it is compared with other powdered steel such as Cowry (Daido steel) and ZDP (Hitachi steel), and he said, oh, uncomparable..... it is much far better  than those powdered steels because of my repeated hand hammer foring process..

  He uses this R2 powdered steel for the core edge heat treated to Rockwell Rc 62,hand forged with 16 layered hard and soft stainless steel materials (total 33 layered Damascus blade).kobesteel,co-torkyhandle.jpg
   
As seen on the other expensive custom knives, the full tang blade is tapered to the end of handle for a perfect weight balance, and each blade and handle varies in size,shape and weight due to the hand made knives. He uses the selected handle materials,hand contoured and polished very carefully for a perfect grip.

                               Edge Shape                    Information For Left Hander

                    

                    Double Bevel Edge 50/50
                         

 

All models are suitable  for both Right hander and Left hander's use 


 Paring
 UP!! Mr. Itou Paring 70mm "Ironwood Handle"

Ironwood Handle

Paring70mm

Total Length:185mm Blade Thickness:1.8mm
Total Weight: 70g
 
$210.00  Available Now
 UP!! Mr. Itou Paring 65mm "Stag Handle"(Sheepsfoot Blade)

Stag Handle

Paring 65mm

Total Length:180mm Blade Thickness:2mm   Total Weight: 72g  $210.00 Available Now
 
 UP!! Mr. Itou Paring 65mm "Stag Handle"

Stag Handle

Paring 65mm

Total Length:180mm Blade Thickness:2mm
Total Weight: 72g
 
$210.00 Available Now
 
UP!! Mr. Itou Paring 60mm "Stag Handle" Type III

Stag Handle

Paring 60mm
Type III

Total Length:175mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm
Total Weight: 87g
 
$210.00 Available Now
 

 Petty
 UP!! Mr. Itou Petty 135mm "Ironwood Handle"

Ironwood Handle

Petty135mm

Total Length:250mm Blade Thickness:2mm
Total Weight: 92g
 
$300.00  Available Now
  UP!! Mr. Itou Petty 135mm "Stag Handle"

Stag Handle

Petty135mm

Total Length:245mm Blade Thickness:2mm
Total Weight: 100g
 
$300.00  Available Now
 UP!! Mr. Itou Petty 135mm "Abalone Handle"

Abaolone Handle

Petty135mm

Total Length:245mm Blade Thickness:2mm
Total Weight: 101g
 
$310.00  SOLD OUT


 Western Petty
 UP!! Mr. Itou Western Petty 125mm "Stag Handle"

Stag Handle

WesternPetty125mm

Total Length:245mm Blade Thickness:2mm
Total Weight: 95g
 
$320.00 Available Now

 Steak&Small Utility Knife
 UP!! Mr. Itou Steak&Small Utility Knife 95mm "White Color Corian Handle"

White Color Corian Handle

Steak Knife 95mm

Total Length:220mm Blade Thickness:2mm
Total Weight: 83g
 
$260.00 Available Now
 

   UP!! Mr. Itou Steak&Small Utility Knife 95mm "White Color Corian Handle"
3Pcs Special Set

White Color Corian Handle

Steak Knife 95mm
3Pcs Special Set

Total Length:220mm Blade Thickness:2mm
Total Weight: 83g
 
$650.00 Available Now
 
UP!! Mr. Itou Steak&Small Utility Knife 105mm "Abalone Handle"

Abalone Handle

Steak Knife 105mm

Total Length:225mm Blade Thickness:2mm
Total Weight: 91g
 
$280.00 Available Now
 
UP!! Mr. Itou Steak&Small Utility Knife 105mm "Abalone Handle"
3Pcs Special Set

Abalone Handle

Steak Knife 105mm
3Pcs Special Set

Total Length:225mm Blade Thickness:2mm
Total Weight: 91g
 
$740.00 Available Now
 
 UP!! Mr. Itou Steak&Small Utility Knife 105mm "Mother of Pearl Handle"

Mother of Pearl Handle

Steak Knife 105mm

Total Length:225mm Blade Thickness:2mm
Total Weight: 96g
 
$280.00 Available Now
 
 UP!! Mr. Itou Steak&Small Utility Knife 105mm "Mother of Pearl Handle"
3Pcs Special Set

Mother of Pearl Handle

Steak Knife 105mm
3Pcs Special Set

Total Length:225mm Blade Thickness:2mm
Total Weight: 96g
 
$740.00 Available Now
 
 UP!! Mr. Itou Steak&Small Utility Knife 125mm "Ironwood Handle"

Ironwood Handle

Steak Knife 125mm

Total Length:250mm Blade Thickness:2mm
Total Weight: 90g
 
$270.00  Available Now


 Santoku
  UP!! Mr.Itou Santoku 190mm "White Corian Handle"

White Corian Handle
Santoku 190mm Total Length:315mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm
Total Weight: 214g
 
 
$440.00  Available Now

  UP!! Mr.Itou Santoku 180mm "Abalone Handle"

Abalone Handle
Santoku 180mm Total Length:310mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm  
Total Weight: 217g
 
 
$440.00  Available Now
  UP!! Mr.Itou Santoku 180mm "Turquoise Handle"

Turquoise Handle Santoku 180mm Total Length:310mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm  
Total Weight: 200g
$440.00 Available Now
  UP!! Mr.Itou Santoku 180mm "Green&Yellow Special Stone Handle"

Green&Yellow Special Stone Handle
Santoku 180mm Total Length:310mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm
Total Weight: 229g
 
 
$440.00  Available Now
  UP!! Mr.Itou Santoku 180mm "Purple&Blue Special Stone Handle"

Purple&Blue Special Stone Handle
Santoku 180mm Total Length:305mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm  
Total Weight: 238g
 
 
$440.00  Available Now
 
 UP!! Mr.Itou Santoku 180mm "Mother of Pearl Handle"

Mother of Pearl Handle
Santoku 180mm Total Length:310mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm  
Total Weight: 213g
 
 
$440.00 Available Now
 UP!! Mr.Itou Santoku 195mm "Stabilized Maple Burl Wood Handle
(Dark Brown Color)"


Maple Burl
Wood Handle
(Dark Brown Color)
Santoku 195mm Total Length:315mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm  
Total Weight: 205g
 
 
$460.00 SOLD OUT
 UP!! Mr.Itou Santoku 180mm "Mammoth Molar Tooth Ivory Handle"

Mammoth Molar Tooth Ivory Handle Santoku 180mm Total Length:305mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm  
Total Weight: 239g
 
 
$740.00 Available Now
 Mammoth Molar Tooth Ivory Handle  Santoku 195mm Total Length:320mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm  
Total Weight: 254g
$750.00  Available Now


 Nakiri
UP!! Mr.Itou Nakiri 180mm "Abalone Handle"

Abalone Handle
Nakiri 180mm Total Length:305mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm
Total Weight: 227g
 
 
$440.00  Available Now
UP!! Mr.Itou Nakiri 180mm "Turquoise Handle"

Turquoise Handle
Nakiri180mm Total Length:305mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm
Total Weight: 216g
 
 
$440.00  Available Now

 Gyuto
  UP!! Mr.Itou Gyuto 180mm "Abalone Handle"

Abalone Handle
Gyuto180mm Total Length:300mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm
Total Weight: 198g
 
 
$420.00 Available Now
 UP!! Mr.Itou Gyuto 180mm "Mother of Pearl Handle"

Mother of Pearl Handle
Gyuto180mm Total Length:300mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm
Total Weight: 202g
 
 
$420.00  Available Now
 UP!! Mr.Itou Gyuto 180mm "White&Pink Special Stone Handle"

White&Pink Special
Stone Handle
Gyuto180mm Total Length:305mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm  
Total Weight: 212g
 
 
$420.00   Available Now
UP!! Mr.Itou Gyuto 180mm "Turquoise Handle"

Turquoise Handle Gyuto165mm Total Length:280mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm
Total Weight: 150g
 
 
$390.00 Available Now
 
Turquoise Handle
Gyuto180mm Total Length:305mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm
Total Weight: 188g
 
 
$420.00 Available Now
 
 UP!! Mr.Itou Gyuto 180mm "Grey& Special Colorful Stone Handle"

Grey &Special Colorful Stone Handle
Gyuto180mm Total Length:305mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm
Total Weight: 195g
 
 
$420.00  Available Now
 UP!! Mr.Itou Gyuto 180mm "Lapis Lazuli Handle"

Lapis Lazuli Handle
Gyuto180mm Total Length:300mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm  
Total Weight: 208g
 
 
$420.00 Available Now
 
 UP!! Mr.Itou Gyuto 180mm "Stabilized Maple Burl Wood Handle"

Stabilized Maple Burl Wood Handle
Gyuto180mm Total Length:305mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm
Total Weight: 170g
 
 
$420.00 Available Now
 
 UP!! Mr.Itou Gyuto 180mm "Stabilized Maple Burl Wood Handle"
(Black Color)

Stabilized Maple Burl Wood Handle
(Black Color)
Gyuto180mm Total Length:305mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm  
Total Weight: 193g
 
 
$420.00 Available Now
 
 UP!! Mr.Itou Gyuto 180mm Stabilized Maple Burl Wood Handle"
(Dark Brown Color)


Stabilized Maple Burl Wood Handle
(Dark Brown Color)

Gyuto180mm Total Length:305mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm
Total Weight: 205g
 
 
$420.00 Available Now
 
 UP!! Mr.Itou Gyuto 180mm "Camel Bone Handle (Orange Color)"

Camel Bone Handle
(Orange Color)
Gyuto180mm Total Length:310mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm  
Total Weight: 208g
 
 
$420.00 Available Now
 
 UP!! Mr.Itou Gyuto 180mm "Beige Color Corian Handle"

Beige Color Corian Handle
Gyuto180mm Total Length:300mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm
Total Weight: 208g
 
 
$400.00  Available Now
 UP!! Mr.Itou Gyuto 180mm "White Color Corian Handle"

White Color Corian Handle
Gyuto180mm Total Length:300mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm  
Total Weight: 210g
 
 
$400.00  Available Now
 UP!! Mr.Itou Gyuto 180mm "White Color Corian Handle Type 2"

White Color Corian Handle Type 2
Gyuto180mm Total Length:300mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm
Total Weight: 207g
 
 
$400.00  Available Now
 UP!! Mr.Itou Gyuto 180mm "Brown Color Corian Handle"

Brown Color Corian Handle
Gyuto180mm Total Length:300mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm  
Total Weight: 210g
 
 
$400.00  Available Now
 UP!! Mr.Itou Gyuto 180mm
"Unique Wood Grain Taste of Special Stone Handle"

Unique Wood Grain Taste of Special Stone Handle
Gyuto180mm Total Length:300mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm  
Total Weight: 191g
 
 
$420.00  SOLD OUT
 UP!! Mr.Itou Gyuto 180mm "Mammoth Molar Tooth Ivory Handle"

Mammoth Molar Tooth Ivory Handle
Gyuto180mm Total Length:300mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm  
Total Weight: 205g
 
 
$710.00  AvailableNow
 
 Gyuto210mm
 UP!! Mr.Itou Gyuto 210mm "Turquoise Handle"

Turquoise Handle
Gyuto210mm Total Length:300mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm
Total Weight: 208g
 
 
$560.00 Available Now
 UP!! Mr.Itou Gyuto210mm "Abalone Handle"

Abalone Handle
Gyuto210mm Total Length:330mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm  
Total Weight: 233g
 
 
$560.00 Available Now
 UP!! Mr.Itou Gyuto 210mm "Mother of Pearl Handle"

Mother of Pearl Handle
Gyuto210mm Total Length:330mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm
Total Weight: 228g
 
 
$560.00 Available Now

Large Size Gyuto 
UP!! Mr.Itou Gyuto 250mm "Abalone Handle"

Abalone Handle

Gyuto250mm

Total Length:370mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm
Total Weight: 255g
 
$640.00 Available Now
 UP!! Mr.Itou Gyuto 250mm "Ironwood Handle"

Ironwood Handle

Gyuto250mm

Total Length:365mm Blade Thickness:2.5mm
Total Weight: 241g
 
$630.00 Available Now
 UP!! Mr.Itou Gyuto 250mm "Mother of Pearl Handle"

Mother of Pearl Handle

Gyuto250mm

Total Length:375mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm
Total Weight: 262g
 
$640.00 Available Now
UP!! Mr.Itou Gyuto250mm "Mammoth Molar Tooth Ivory Handle"

Mammoth Molar Tooth Ivory Handle

Gyuto250mm

Total Length:370mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm
Total Weight: 289g
 
$1020.00  Available Now
UP!!Mr.Itou Gyuto 265mm "Green&Yellow Special Stone Handle"
(Narrower Blade)


Green&Yellow Special Stone Handle

Gyuto265mm

Total Length:395mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm
Total Weight: 282g
 
$660.00  Available Now
 UP!! Mr.Itou Gyuto270mm
"Custom Combination Handle
(Mammoth Tusk Ivory/Mammoth Molar Tooth Ivory)"

Custom Combination Handle
(
Mammoth Tusk Ivory/
Mammoth Molar Tooth Ivory)

Gyuto270mm

Total Length:405mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm
Total Weight: 340g
 
$1200.00 Available Now
 



 Carving Knife
UP!! Mr.Itou Special Carving 185mm "Ironwood Handle"

Ironwood Handle

SpecialCarving185mm

Total Length:305mm Blade Thickness:2.2mm   Total Weight: 158g  $390.00  Available Now
 UP!! Mr.Itou Special Carving 185mm "Camel Bone Handle (Blue Color)"

Camel Bone Handle
(Blue Color)

SpecialCarving185mm

Total Length:305mm Blade Thickness:2.2mm   Total Weight: 196g  $410.00  Available Now
 UP!! Mr.Itou Special Carving 185mm "Ironwood Handle"

Camel Bone Handle
(OrangeColor)

SpecialCarving185mm

Total Length:305mm Blade Thickness:2.2mm   Total Weight: 196g  $410.00  Available Now

 Boning Knife
UP!! Mr.Itou Boning Knife155mm "Abalone Handle"

Abalone Handle

BoningKnife155mm

Total Length:275mm Blade Thickness:2.8mm   Total Weight: 161g  $420.00  Available Now
 UP!! Mr.Itou Boning Knife160mm "Turquoise Handle"

Turquoise Handle

BoningKnife160mm

Total Length:275mm Blade Thickness:2.9mm   Total Weight: 159g  $420.00  Available Now

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