K&S is pleased to bring the highly regarded Tetsujin (鉄人作) brand to our customers. More excitingly, we are also among the first resellers to introduce you the Tanryusen (鍛流線) Blue 2 line. Tanryusen literally translates into "the forged wave line".
I think this pic below is self-explanatory: the Tanryusen features some highly visible forging cloud on the iron cladding, very similar to the much loved and elusive Shigefusa cloud. The difference is that, often this type of forging lines are found on knives cladded with old wrought iron, which are usually rare and expensive; in contrast, the cladding cloud on Tanryusen is formed by great forging and sharpening techniques of the makers.
(the highly visible cloud on the cladding of the Tetsujin Tanryusen line, resulted from Tetsujin's masterful forging and sharpening skills)
In case you are not familar with the Tetsujin brand, it is a collabration between two friends and colleagues: Toru Tamura and Naohito Myojin of Myojin Riki. It is famously carried by Konosuke Sakai as a sub-brand.
Blacksmith: Toru Tamura (田村 徹)
Sharpener: Naohito Myojin (明神 直人)
Naohito Myojin (明神 直人) is a young sharpener based in Kochi prefecture. While his workshop Myojin Riki Seisakusho is probably not as famous as the established brands from Sakai and Echizen, he is the sharpener behind some of the very famous knife lines in the industry; noteabley the Tetsujin brand and the 'Fujiyama' line by Konosuke.
I think 'refined' is the best word to describe Naohito's work: while featuring proven cutting performance, his knife has some of the best finishes out there. The spine is nicely chamfered, choil is well polished. By engraving his name Naohito on to the knivves, you can tell that he must be really proud of his work, and I trust you will enjoy his knife as well.
|180 mm||210 mm|
|Weight||140 g||160 g|
|Total Length||313 mm||349 mm|
|Tip to Heel Length||172 mm||201 mm|
|Blade Height at Heel||44.2 mm||46.9 mm|
|Width of Spine Above Heel||2.9 mm||3.3 mm|
|Width of Spine at Middle of Blade||2.2 mm||2.2 mm|
|Width of Spine at about 2cm from tip||0.9 mm||0.9 mm|
Steel: Blue 2 Steel with stainless cladding
Hardness: HRC 63-64
Handle Design: K&S Teak wood handle with options