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Mr. Itou R-2 Custom Damascus Knives

Mr. Itou IT-205 Custom R2 Damascus 5-1/2" Drop-point Hunter, Maple Burl wood Handle

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The Hottest Custom Knife Maker Mr. Itou produces his original custom Damascus blade using special powdered steel R-2 in Rockwell hardness of HR.62

We had so many good words from the users for the extremely sharp cutting and edge retention ability. The secret of this is the finest powdered steel R-2 blade and the repeated hammer forging process. 

Another secret is he uses a large water stone wheel in 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.

Mr. Itou also sticks to rare and unique natural materials for the handles, sourced from all over the world. Each of his knives comes with hand contoured unique custom handle, that enhances and matches with blade in well balance.

Mr. Itou is now 81 years old, and is slowing down his work for his health problem, but as far as his health condition allows, he said he will continue making only what he really wants to make as a culmination of his long knife making career. 


IT-205 Drop-point Hunter, 5-1/2" Drop point R2 powdered steel core forge layered Damascus blade, 4-1/2" Hand contoured Stabilized Green Maple Burl wood handle with Nickel silver Hilt and pins. Full tapered tang with stainless tubular lanyard hole on end, Comes with hand fitted Decorative Leather sheath with belt loop.

143mm blade in 3.1mm thick, 262mm overall, weight 160g

Available in two different handle shapes: See photo when ordering IT-205A or 205B


Knife Model: Mr. Itou  IT-205  5-1/2" Green Maple Burl wood Handle
Blade Material: R-2 Powdered steel Damascus
Rockwell Hardness (HRc):  HRC62
Handle Material:  Stabilized Green Maple Burl wood with Nickel silver Hilt and pins, tubular lanyard hole on end.
Leather Sheath: Included.
Overall Length: 262mm
Blade Length: 143mm
Blade Thickness: 3.1mm
Weight: 160g


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