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

 UP!! April 8th                                        Just Arrived !!
First Batch in the year 2014!!
Mr. Itou R-2 Custom Damascus Kitchen Knife Collections

     Wide Selections of Popular Santoku knives, and many more !!
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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"

Stag Handle

Paring 65mm

Total Length:180mm Blade Thickness:2mm   Total Weight: 72g  $210.00  SOLD OUT

 Petty
UP!! Mr. Itou Petty 110mm "White Color Corian Handle Type 3"

White Color Corian Handle Type 3

Petty110mm

Total Length:215mm Blade Thickness:2.2mm   Total Weight: 88g  $280.00 Available in Stock
  UP!! Mr. Itou Petty 120mm "Stag Handle"

Stag Handle

Petty120mm

Total Length:230mm Blade Thickness:2mm   Total Weight: 94g  $300.00 Available in Stock


 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 in Stock
  UP!! Mr. Itou Western Petty 120mm "Abalone Handle"

Abalone Handle

Western Petty 120mm

Total Length:240mm Blade Thickness:2mm
Total Weight: 97g
 
$320.00  SOLD OUT
 UP!! Mr. Itou Western Petty 115mm "Mother of Pearl Handle"

Mother of Pearl Handle

Western Petty 115mm

Total Length:235mm Blade Thickness:2mm
Total Weight: 123g
 
$320.00  Available in Stock



 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 in Stock
 

   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 in Stock
 
 UP!! Mr. Itou Steak&Small Utility Knife 100mm "White Color Corian Handle Type 2"

White Color Corian Handle Type 2

Steak Knife 100mm

Total Length:230mm Blade Thickness:2mm
Total Weight: 97g
 
$260.00  SOLD OUT
  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 in Stock
   UP!! Mr. Itou Steak&Small Utility Knife 100mm "Stag Handle"
3Pcs Special Set

Stag Handle

Steak Knife 100mm
3Pcs Special Set

Total Length:230mm Blade Thickness:2mm
Total Weight: 97g
 
$650.00  SOLD OUT
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 in Stock
 
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 in Stock
 
 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 in Stock
 
 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 in Stock
 


 Santoku
  UP!! Mr.Itou Santoku 185mm "Brown Pakka Wood Handle"

Brown Pakka Wood Handle
Santoku 185mm Total Length:310mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm  
Total Weight: 200g
 
 
$440.00 Available in Stock
 
  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 in Stock

  UP!! Mr.Itou Santoku 190mm "Red Pakka Wood Handle"

Red Pakka Wood Handle
Santoku 190mm Total Length:315mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm  
Total Weight: 206g
 
 
$440.00 Available in Stock
 
  UP!! Mr.Itou Santoku 190mm "Ironwood Handle"

Ironwood Handle
Santoku 190mm Total Length:315mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm  
Total Weight: 205g
 
 
$440.00  Available in Stock

  UP!! Mr.Itou Santoku 190mm "Abalone Handle"

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

Turquoise Handle
Santoku 190mm Total Length:315mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm  
Total Weight: 242g
 
 
$460.00 SOLD OUT
 
  UP!! Mr.Itou Santoku 190mm "Green&Yellow Special Stone Handle"

Green&Yellow Special Stone Handle
Santoku 190mm Total Length:315mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm  
Total Weight: 230g
 
 
$460.00 SOLD OUT
 
  UP!! Mr.Itou Santoku 190mm "Stabilized Maple Burl Wood Handle (Black)"

Stabilized Maple Burl Wood Handle
(Black)
Santoku 190mm Total Length:315mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm  
Total Weight: 201g
 
 
$460.00 SOLD OUT
 
  UP!! Mr.Itou Santoku 195mm "Stabilized Maple Burl Wood Handle (Dark Grey)"

Stabilized Maple Burl Wood Handle
(Dark Grey)
Santoku 195mm Total Length:320mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm  
Total Weight: 206g
 
 
$460.00  SOLD OUT
 UP!! Mr.Itou Santoku 195mm "Stabilized Maple Burl Wood Handle (Dark Brown)"

Stabilized Maple Burl Wood Handle
(Dark Brown)
Santoku 195mm Total Length:320mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm  
Total Weight: 211g
 
 
$460.00 SOLD OUT
 
 UP!! Mr.Itou Santoku 185mm "Stabilized Maple Burl Wood Handle"

Stabilized Maple Burl Wood Handle
Santoku 185mm Total Length:310mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm  
Total Weight: 196g
 
 
$460.00 SOLD OUT
 
 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 in Stock
 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 Available in Stock
 UP!! Mr.Itou Santoku 190mm "Camel Bone Handle (Orange Color)"

Camel Bone Handle
(Orange Color)
Santoku 190mm Total Length:315mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm  
Total Weight: 223g
 
 
$460.00 Available in Stock
 UP!! Mr.Itou Santoku 195mm "Water Buffalo Horn Handle"

Water Buffalo Horn Handle
Santoku 195mm Total Length:320mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm  
Total Weight: 213g
 
 
$460.00 SOLD OUT
 
 UP!! Mr.Itou Santoku 175mm "Custom Combination Handle"
(White Color Corian, Abalone, Mammoth Molar Tooth Ivory)

Custom Combination Handle
(White Color Corian, Abalone, Mammoth Molar Tooth Ivory)
 
Santoku 175mm Total Length:300mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm  
Total Weight: 234g
 
 
$580.00 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 in Stock
 

Compact Size Gyuto 
 UP!! Mr.Itou Gyuto 160mm "Stag Handle"

Stag Handle

Gyuto150mm

Total Length:265mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm   Total Weight: 140g  $360.00 SOLD OUT

 Gyuto
UP!! Mr.Itou Gyuto 195mm "Red Pakka Handle"

Red Pakka Wood Handle

Gyuto195mm

Total Length:420mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm   Total Weight: 187g  $460.00 SOLD OUT
 UP!! Mr.Itou Gyuto 200mm "Green&Yellow Special Stone Handle"

Green&Yellow Special Stone Handle

Gyuto 200mm

Total Length:425mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm   Total Weight: 206g  $480.00 SOLD OUT
 
 UP!! Mr.Itou Gyuto 180mm "Custom Combination Handle"
(White Color Corian, Abalone, Mammoth Molar Tooth Ivory)

Custom Combination Handle
(White Color Corian, Abalone, Mammoth Molar Tooth Ivory)
 
Gyuto180mm Total Length:300mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm  
Total Weight: 202g
 
 
$570.00  SOLD OUT
 

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  Available in Stock
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 "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  Available in Stock
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  Available in Stock

 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 Available in Stock
 
UP!! Mr.Itou Gyuto 235mm "Custom Combination Handle"
(White Corian & Turquise & Mammoth Molar Tooth Ivory)



Custom Combination Handle
(White Corian & Turquoise & Mammoth Molar Tooth Ivory)

Gyuto235mm

Total Length:365mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm
Blade Width: 47mm
Total Weight: 239g
 
$840.00  Available in Stock
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


 Sujihiki
 UP!! Mr. Itou Sujihiki 275mm "Abalone Handle" (Designed for Right Hand Use)


Abalone Handle

Sujihiki 275mm

Total Length:410mm Blade Thickness:2.4mm   Total Weight: 206g  $650.00 Available in Stock
 

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