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

 UP!! October 6th                                     Just Arrived !!
New batch of Popular Models, Gyuto 180mm, Santoku with Turquoise Handle, Gyuto 180mm Abalone Handle 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 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
 

 Petty
  UP!! Mr. Itou Petty 120mm "Stag Handle"

Stag Handle

Petty120mm

Total Length:230mm Blade Thickness:2mm   Total Weight: 94g  $300.00 SOLD OUT


 Western Petty
 UP!! Mr. Itou Western Petty 120mm "Stag Handle"

Stag Handle

Western Petty 120mm

Total Length:240mm Blade Thickness:2mm
Total Weight: 115g
 
$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 100mm "Stag Handle"

Stag Handle

Steak Knife 100mm

Total Length:230mm Blade Thickness:2mm
Total Weight: 106g
 
$260.00  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
 


 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 190mm "Abalone Handle"

Abalone Handle
Santoku 190mm Total Length:310mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm  
Total Weight: 222g
 
 
$460.00  SOLD OUT
  UP!! Mr.Itou Santoku 180mm "Turquoise Handle"

Turquoise Handle  Santoku 180mm Total Length:305mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm  
Total Weight: 225g
$440.00 Available Now
 
  UP!! Mr.Itou Santoku 180mm "Green&Yellow Special Stone Handle"

Green&Yellow Special Stone Handle
Santoku 180mm Total Length:305mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm
Total Weight: 223g
 
 
$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: 228g
 
 
$440.00  Available Now
 
 UP!! Mr.Itou Santoku 195mm "Mother of Pearl Handle"

Mother of Pearl Handle
Santoku 195mm Total Length:320mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm  
Total Weight: 213g
 
 
$460.00 Available Now
 UP!! Mr.Itou Santoku 190mm "Camel Bone Handle (Blue Color)"

Camel Bone Handle
(Blue Color)
Santoku 190mm Total Length:315mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm
Total Weight: 223g
 
 
$460.00 SOLD OUT
 UP!! Mr.Itou Santoku 180mm "Ironwood Handle"

Ironwood Handle
Santoku 180mm Total Length:305mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm  
Total Weight: 222g
 
 
$420.00 SOLD OUT
UP!! Mr.Itou Santoku 190mm "Red Pakka Wood Handle"

Red Pakka Wood Handle Santoku 190mm Total Length:315mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm  
Total Weight: 215g
 
 
$440.00  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
 


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

Abalone Handle
Gyuto180mm Total Length:300mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm
Total Weight: 208g
 
 
$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: 210g
 
 
$420.00  Available Now
UP!! Mr.Itou Gyuto 180mm "White&Grey Special Stone Handle"

White&Grey Special Stone Handle

Gyuto180mm

Total Length:305mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm   Total Weight: 209g  $420.00  Available Now
 UP!! Mr.Itou Gyuto 180mm "White&Brown Special Stone Handle"

White&Brown Special Stone Handle

Gyuto 180mm

Total Length:300mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm   Total Weight: 210g  $420.00  SOLD OUT
 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
Gyuto180mm Total Length:305mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm
Total Weight: 201g
 
 
$420.00 Available Now
 
 UP!! Mr.Itou Gyuto 180mm "Purple&Blue Special Stone Handle"

Purple&Blue Special
Stone Handle
Gyuto180mm Total Length:305mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm  
Total Weight: 205g
 
 
$420.00   SOLD OUT
 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:305mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm  
Total Weight: 212g
 
 
$420.00  SOLD OUT
 UP!! Mr.Itou Gyuto 180mm "Ironwood Handle"

Ironwood Handle
Gyuto180mm Total Length:305mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm  
Total Weight: 191g
 
 
$400.00   SOLD OUT
 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  Available Now
 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  Available Now

Large Size Gyuto 
UP!! Mr.Itou Gyuto 240mm "Abalone Handle" (narrower blade)

Abalone Handle

Gyuto240mm
(Narrower Blade)

Total Length:365mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm
Blade Width: 48mm
Total Weight: 245g
 
$640.00  SOLD OUT
 UP!! Mr.Itou Gyuto 210mm "Turquoise Handle"

Turquoise Handle

Gyuto210mm

Total Length:330mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm
Total Weight: 216g
 
$560.00  SOLD OUT
UP!! Mr.Itou Gyuto 230mm "Turquoise Handle" (Narrower Blade)

Turquoise Handle

Gyuto230mm

Total Length:355mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm
Blade Width: 47mm
Total Weight: 242g
 
$620.00  SOLD OUT
 UP!! Mr.Itou Gyuto 240mm "Ironwood Handle"

Ironwood Handle

Gyuto240mm

Total Length:370mm Blade Thickness:2.5mm
Total Weight: 246g
 
$630.00 SOLD OUT
 
 UP!! Mr.Itou Gyuto 240mm "Mother of Pearl Handle"

Mother of Pearl Handle

Gyuto240mm
(Narrower Blade)

Total Length:370mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm
Blade Width: 47mm
Total Weight: 240g
 
$640.00  SOLD OUT
UP!! Mr.Itou Gyuto 240mm "White Color Corian Type 1 Handle" (Narrower Blade)

White Color Corian Type 1 Handle

Gyuto240mm
(Narrower Blade)

Total Length:365mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm
Blade Width: 46mm
Total Weight: 236g
 
$620.00  SOLD OUT

 UP!! Mr.Itou Gyuto 240mm "White Color Corian Type 2 Handle" (Narrower Blade)

White Color Corian Type 2 Handle

Gyuto245mm
(Narrower Blade)

Total Length:365mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm
Blade Width: 47mm
Total Weight: 240g
 
$620.00 SOLD OUT
 
UP!! Mr.Itou Gyuto230mm "Mammoth Molar Tooth Ivory Handle"

Mammoth Molar Tooth Ivory Handle

Gyuto230mm

Total Length:355mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm
Total Weight: 270g
 
$1020.00  SOLD OUT


 Carving Knife
UP!! Mr.Itou Carving 135mm "Ironwood Handle (Slimmer Handle)"

Ironwood Handle

Carving 135mm

Total Length:260mm Blade Thickness:2mm   Total Weight: 82g  $290.00 SOLD OUT
 UP!! Mr.Itou Carving 165mm "Ironwood Handle (Slimmer Handle)"

Ironwood Handle

Carving 165mm

Total Length:290mm Blade Thickness:1.8mm   Total Weight: 92g  $340.00  SOLD OUT
 UP!! Mr.Itou Carving 155mm "Ironwood Handle"

Ironwood Handle Carving155mm Total Length:290mm Blade Thickness:2.2mm  
Total Weight: 131g
 
 
$350.00  SOLD OUT
 UP!! Mr.Itou Carving 170mm "Ironwood Handle"

Ironwood Handle Carving 170mm Total Length:300mm Blade Thickness:2.2mm  
Total Weight: 131g
 
 
$370.00 SOLD OUT  
 UP!! Mr.Itou Special Carving 170mm "Ironwood Handle"

Ironwood Handle Special Carving 170mm Total Length:300mm Blade Thickness:2.2mm  
Total Weight: 132g
 
 
$380.00 SOLD OUT
 

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