Video: Knifemaking - Kagekiyo
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It takes over 60 processes to make a Kagekiyo Ao gyuto. In this 2 minute video see a small glimpse into the craftsmanship behind a double shinogi gyuto.
Watch Master blacksmith Tanaka san forge Hitachi Blue 1 steel. After hot forging the blade undergoes cold forging, quenching and rough grinding before being passed on to Kagekiyo sharpener Nishida san who painstakingly creates the final shape. The sharpening process starts with "mizudoishi" (water grinding wheels) before further polishing and buffing.
Only a handful of these knives can be produced each day.
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