Integral honyaki

Integral honyaki

Integral chefs knife. 


C105 old stock from achim in Germany, super clean, had the best hamon I’ve achieved to date, all the ashi, holographic detail, if no one buys this I’m going to keep it to just look at it.  I’ve spent a long time polishing this one, stones, wet and dry paper, diamond polishing paste and etched with vitamin c to bring out the detail 



Handle, Bog oak, UK, 5500years old, carbon fibre pins 

These knives are made from carbon steels not stainless steel, this allows them to take a fine edge fairly easily but has a downside that they will rust not given the proper care and attention.  Carbon steel forms a patina which can be very beautiful and acts as a protective layer slowing further corrosion.