JAPANESE HONYAKI KNIVES
These knives represent the highest level craftmanship in the art of japanese knife making. Forged from one single piece of high quality carbon steel, usually White Steel or Blue Steel, hand forged in the traditional way. The finest honyaki (mizu-honyaki) are then differentially-hardened, by using a layer of clay over the spine which results in the beautiful hamon as seen in the pictures, so as to achieve a soft spine and hard edge, the same method used for traditional katana making. They are extremely difficult to forge, thus requiring a high level of skill and experience. Very limited quantities available.