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Ikenami Hamono shika-sabaki specifications

Certified as a product of cultural and historical significance by the Kagoshima Prefectural Government

Black-forged shika-sabaki bocho. 
Shirogami white#1 steel. Hounoki handle.
Hand-forged  on Tanegashima Island.

Tanegashima is home to a tradition of fine bladecraft that stretches back over generations to the 12th century. Knives forged on Tanegashima are called tane-bocho, and they are renowned for their beauty, utility and craftsmanship. 

The shika-sabaki is a time-tested tool that embodies these qualities. It is a certified dentou-kougei product hand-forged by a master craftsman using skills passed down over generations.

Sabaku is Japanese for 'separate', 'sort' 'or 'deal with' and this is the knife for hunters who deal with the task of butchering their own deer. The shika-sabaki is designed specifically for the job of dressing out Cervus nippon. It's a special-purpose blade, and we think a very beautiful one.

The hand-forged, very hard shirogami steel takes an astonishing edge yet is easily sharpened at home or in the field. Tanegashima knives are known for their cutting feel.  

The blackened finish on the shika-sabaki is the traditional means of taming rust but buyers please note, this knife is high-carbon steel and will rust if not maintained. It's the price we pay for sharpness.

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  1. A heavy, strong easily sharpened knife for outdoor use 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Apr 2016

    for the non commercial hunter who needs one knife to do the task. A beautiful knife for outdoor use, survival, fishing, camping. A perfect 50 years present to a hunter.
    Easy to sharpen: ☆☆☆☆☆
    Handle: ☆☆☆☆☆
    Balance: ☆☆☆☆☆
    Overall quality: ☆☆☆☆☆

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