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Mr. Itou R-2 Custom Damascus Knife Collection

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   Mr. Hiroo Itou is a 75 years old Custom Knifemaker in Fukui. Since introducing his R-2 Custom Damascus knives in 2006, the demand is far exceeding what we can supply due to the very limited production. The secrets of his knives are amaging performance of hammer forged R2 Powdered hi-speed tool steel blad for extremely sharp cutting edge and longer edge retention, and hand contured comfortable handle made of unique and one-of-a-kind exotic materials.

Most of his knives are only one piece, and he does not make same knife and does not take customer's order request, so please don't miss your desired knife before it's gone.

He also makes custom Kitchen knives available at JCK

 

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Special R2 powdered high-speed tool steel core edge hardened to HRc.62, and Hammer Forged with 32 layers Stainless Damascus steel.

Hand contoured Exotic Material Handle with Tapered Full tang and Nickel silver Hilt
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Mr. Itou was first using Hitachi Blue steel (Aogami) for his blade, from which he could obtain a good cutting edge, but it was rusty. He has then used R1 from Kobe Steel, but it was brittle. Finally, he worked with Kobe Steel to develop new formula, R2 that has improved and exceeded over R1 steels in every performance. He also found his special forging process makes it sharper and longer edge retention. Another secret is he uses a large water stone wheel with slow rotating to grind his blades, unlike the normal belt sander grinding. This will prevent over-heating the blade to ruin the proper hardness and its chemical characters.

He is also an avid hunter, and field test his knives to pursue the best performance.



 Mr. Itou Drop Point Hunter Series
4/04/18Up! Just Added 48 New Models

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 This  is  a  collection  of  the  Drop  Point Hunters  with  legendary  sharp  Mr.  Itou's  R2  powdered  steel forged  Damascus  blades  and  rare  Exotic  handles  with  Nickel silver  Hilts       

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 Mr. Itou EDC Utility Hunter Series
4/04/18Up! Just Added 30 New Models 
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Here are  Mr.  Itou's  favorite  design  knives.  He  always  carries this  knife  when  going  out  for  hunting,  camping,  fishing. Compact  size  to  carry,  yet  practical  for  every  cutting  needs.

The Most Practical EDC Utility Knives 
New! Mr. Itou  IT-600 Utility Hunters
 Camelbone Handles
 
IT-600 Utility Hunter
3-3/8" Drop point R2 Damascus blade, 4-1/2" Hand contoured Camelbone handle with Stainless tubelar lanyard hole on end.

Nickel silver Hilt and Mosaic Pins. Tapered full tang

Comes with hand crafted Leather sheath with Carabineer belt hook

85mm blade in 2.8mm thick, 195mm overall, weight 122g

IT-600A Light Green
JKD Special $260.00 SOLD OUT

 
IT-600B Yellow JKD Special $260.00 SOLD OUT


IT-600C Purple/Grey JKD Special $260.00 SOLD OUT 


 IT-600D Brown JKD Special $260.00 SOLD OUT

 
New! Mr. Itou  IT-605 Utility Hunters
 Camelbone Handles 

IT-605 Utility Hunter 3-1/2" Drop point R2 Damascus blade, 4-1/4" Hand contoured Camelbone handle with Stainless tubelar lanyard hole on end.

Nickel silver Hilt and Mosaic Pins. Tapered full tang

Comes with hand crafted Leather sheath with belt loop

88mm blade in 2.8mm thick, 198mm overall, weight 130g

IT-605A Light Grey
JKD Special $290.00 SOLD OUT

 
IT-605B Blue JKD Special $290.00 SOLD OUT

 
 
New! Mr. Itou  IT-610 Utility Hunters
 Premium Desert Ironwood & Turquoise Handles 
 
IT-610 Utility Hunter 3-1/4" Drop point R2 Damascus blade, 4-1/4" Hand contoured Premium Desert Ironwood or Turquoise handle with Stainless tubelar lanyard hole on end.

Nickel silver Hilt and Pins (Mosaic pins on Turquoise handle). Tapered full tang

Comes with hand crafted Leather sheath with belt loop

85mm blade in 2.8mm thick, 195mm overall, weight 110g

IT-610A Premium Desert Ironwood
JKD Special $290.00 SOLD OUT

 
IT-610B Turquoise JKD Special $295.00 SOLD OUT

 
New! Mr. Itou  IT-615 Utility Hunter
Camelbone Handles
  
 
IT-615 Utility Hunter
3-1/4" Drop point R2 Damascus blade, 4-1/2" Hand contoured Camelbone handle with Stainless tubelar lanyard hole on end.

Nickel silver Hilt and Mosaic Pins. Tapered full tang

Comes with hand crafted Leather sheath with Carabineer belt hook

85mm blade in 2.8mm thick, 1950mm overall, weight 130g

IT-615A Light Orange
JKD Special $290.00 SOLD OUT

 
IT-615B Light Brown JKD Special $290.00 SOLD OUT

 
New! Mr. Itou  IT-620 Utility Hunter
  Turquoise Handle

IT-620 Utility Hunter
3-1/4" Drop point R2 Damascus blade, 4-1/4" Hand contoured Turquoise handle with Stainless tubelar lanyard hole on end.

Nickel silver Hilt and Mosaic Pins. Tapered full tang

Comes with hand crafted Leather sheath with Carabineer belt hook

83mm blade in 3.0mm thick, 193mm overall, weight 100g

JKD Special $280.00 SOLD OUT

 
New! Mr. Itou  IT-625 Utility Hunter
  Camelbone Handles 

IT-625 Utility Hunter 4-1/2" Drop point R2 Damascus blade, 4-5/8" Hand contoured Camelbone handle with Stainless tubelar lanyard hole on end.

Nickel silver Hilt and Mosaic Pins. Tapered full tang

Comes with hand crafted Leather sheath with belt loop

110mm blade in 3.0mm thick, 230mm overall, weight 150g

IT-625A Light Green
JKD Special $350.00 Only 1 pc. Available Now

 
IT-625B Blue JKD Special $350.00 SOLD OUT
 

New! Mr. Itou  IT-630 Utility Hunter
Genuine Stag Horn & Turquoise Handles
  

IT-630 Utility Hunter 4-1/2" Drop point R2 Damascus blade, 4-1/2" Hand contoured Tourquoise or Genuine Stag handle with Stainless tubelar lanyard hole on end.

Nickel silver Hilt and Pins (Mosaic pins on Turquoise handle. Tapered full tang

Comes with hand crafted Leather sheath with belt loop

110mm blade in 3.0mm thick, 225mm overall, weight 170g

IT-630A Turquoise
JKD Special $360.00 SOLD OUT

 
IT-630B Stag JKD Special $360.00 Only 1 pc. Available Now
 

New! Mr. Itou  IT-635 Utility Hunter
Genuine Stag Horn & Bighorn Handles
  

IT-635 Utility Hunter 4-1/2" Drop point R2 Damascus blade, 4-1/2" Hand contoured Genuine Stag Horn or Bighorn handle with Stainless tubelar lanyard hole on end.

Nickel silver Hilt and Pins. Tapered full tang

Comes with hand crafted Leather sheath with belt loop

117mm blade in 3.0mm thick, 234mm overall, weight 160g

IT-635A Big Horn
JKD Special $380.00 Only 3 pcs. Available Now

 
IT-635B Stag JKD Special $380.00 Only 4 pcs. Available Now
 
New! Mr. Itou  IT-640 Utility Hunter
  Camelbone & Japanese Tamo Wood Handles 

IT-640 Utility Hunter 4-1/4" Drop point R2 Damascus blade, 4-1/2" Hand contoured Camelbone or Japanese Tamo wood (Fraxinus Sieboldiana) handle with Stainless tubelar lanyard hole on end.

Nickel silver Hilt and Pins. Tapered full tang

Comes with hand crafted Leather sheath with belt loop

110mm blade in 3.0mm thick, 220mm overall, weight 165g

IT-640A Brown Camelbone
JKD Special $360.00 SOLD OUT

 
IT-640B Tamo wood JKD Special $360.00 SOLD OUT
 
New! Mr. Itou  IT-645 Utility Hunter
Camelbone Handles
   

IT-645 Utility Hunter 4-1/2" Drop point R2 Damascus blade, 4-1/2" Hand contured Camelbone handle with Stainless tubelar lanyard hole on end.

Nickel silver Hilt and Pins. Tapered full tang

Comes with hand crafted Leather sheath with belt loop

120mm blade in 3.0mm thick, 235mm overall, weight 150g

IT-645A Light Green
JKD Special $350.00 Only 1 pc. Available Now

 
IT-645B Orange JKD Special $350.00 Only 1 pc. Available Now
 

New! Mr. Itou  IT-650 Utility Hunter
Brown Pakkawood & Camelbone Handles
   

IT-650 Utility Hunter
4-5/8" Drop point R2 Damascus blade, 4-1/2" Hand contoured Brown Pakkawood or Camelbone handle with Stainless tubelar lanyard hole on end.

Nickel silver Hilt and Pins (Mosaic pins on Camelbone handle). Tapered full tang

Comes with hand crafted Leather sheath with belt loop

120mm blade in 3.0mm thick, 234mm overall, weight 170g

IT-650A Brown Pakkawood
JKD Special $350.00 SOLD OUT

 
IT-650B Moss Green Camelbone JKD Special $370.00 SOLD OUT
 

New! Mr. Itou  IT-655 Utility Hunter
  Quince Burl Wood & Abalone Handles 

IT-655 Utility Hunter
4-3/8" Drop point R2 Damascus blade, 4-1/2" Hand contured Quince Burl wood or Abalone handle with Stainless tubelar lanyard hole on end.

Nickel silver Hilt and Pins. Tapered full tang

Comes with hand crafted Leather sheath with belt loop

110mm blade in 3.0mm thick, 226mm overall, weight 170g

IT-655A Quince Burl wood
JKD Special $370.00 SOLD OUT

 
IT-655B AbaloneJKD Special $370.00 SOLD OUT
 

 New! Mr. Itou  IT-660 Utility Hunter
 Genuine Stag Horn & Mammoth Molar Tooth 

IT-660 Utility Hunter 4-1/2" Drop point R2 Damascus blade, 4-1/2" Hand contoured Genuine Stag Horn or Mammoth Molar Tooth handle with Stainless tubelar lanyard hole on end.

Nickel silver Hilt and Pins. Tapered full tang

Comes with hand crafted Leather sheath with belt loop

115mm blade in 3.3mm thick, 233mm overall, weight 190g

IT-660A Genuine Stag Horn
JKD Special $390.00 Only 3 pcs. Available Now

 
IT-660B Mammoth Molar Tooth JKD Special $650.00
SOLD OUT 

New! Mr. Itou  IT-665 Utility Hunter
Premium Desert Ironwood Handles
   

IT-665 Utility Hunter 4-3/4" Drop point R2 Damascus blade, 4-5/8" Hand contoured Premium Desert Ironwood handle with Stainless tubelar lanyard hole on end.

Nickel silver Hilt and Pins. Tapered full tang

Comes with hand crafted Leather sheath with belt loop

120mm blade in 3.0mm thick, 236mm overall, weight 180g

IT-665A Narrower, but longer blade
JKD Special $390.00 Only 3 pcs. Available Now

 
IT-665B Wider,but shorter blade JKD Special $390.00 Only 5 pcs. Available Now
 

 Mr. Itou  IT-670 Utility Hunters
 Genuine Stag Horn Handles

 IT-670 Utility Hunter 3" Drop point R2 Damascus blade, 4" Hand contoured Genuine Stag Horn handle with Stainless tubelar lanyard hole on end.

Nickel silver Hilt and Pins. Tapered full tang

Comes with hand crafted Leather sheath with Carabineer belt hook

IT-670A (Top) 75mm blade in 2.6mm thick, 172mm overall, 90g
JKD Special $260.00 Only 3 pcs. Available Now


IT-670B (Middle) 78mm blade in 2.6mm thick, 180mm overall, 90g
JKD Special $270.00 Only 2 pcs. Available Now


IT-670C (Bottom) 80mm blade in 3.2mm thick, 190mm overall, 115g
JKD Special $280.00 SOLD OUT

 Mr. Itou  IT-675 Utility Hunter
 Premium Desert Ironwood Handle

IT-675 Utility Hunter 4-3/8" Drop point R2 Damascus blade, 4-1/2" Hand contoured Premium Desert Ironwood handle with Stainless tubelar lanyard hole on end.

Nickel silver Hilt and Pins. Tapered full tang

Comes with hand crafted Leather sheath with Carabineer belt hook

113mm blade in 3.2mm thick, 227mm overall, weight 140g

JKD Special $370.00 Only 3 pcs. Available Now 

 

Mr.Itou Drop Hunter
 

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