Ebony & Holly Takobiki 330mm

Hand forged from 52100 carbon steel with mild steel cladding, an extraordinary takobaki from James Oatley of Oatley Knives. Offering 330mm / 13" of edge, the beautifully hand-sanded blade has forge-finished flats on the right-handed beveled side, and a back side with forced patina adorned with James' engraved mark in script. Holly wood with ebony bolster provides a simple, two-tone look for the handle, shaped in a traditional wa style with a slight taper. A handmade maple saya is included.

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Based in St. Leonards, Australia, James Oatley uses a variety of techniques and materials to produce heirloom-quality kitchen cutlery one at a time at his one-man studio. James holds himself to the highest of standards, resulting in what many consider to be works of art, each knife built to last generations while standing up to the demands of any kitchen.

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Blade length: 330mm / 13.0". Overall length: 560mm / 22.0" overall. Blade width at the choil: 2.6mm. Blade width one inch from tip: 2.34mm. Blade height at heel: 33mm. Weight: 7.7oz / 220g.
Blade: 52100 carbon steel edge, mild steel cladding. Handle: Holly with ebony bolster. Saya: Maple.
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