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Mr. Itou R-2 Custom Damascus Knives


Mr. Itou IT-27 Utility Hunter with Wharncliffe Blade "Desert Ironwood Handle"

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Description

Hottest Custom Knife Maker Mr. Itou produced his original custom Damascus blade using special powdered steel R-2.

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 hammering forging process. 

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.

Mr. Itou also stick 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.

Mr. Itou is now 80 years old, and intends to retire from his long knife making career for his health problem. The last batch we received in March, 2018 have sold out, and we just received new batch produced in 2019 and 2020.  This could be the last batch for his custom Hunting knives.

In here, we are proud to be offering these last and final collections of Custom Knife Collections from Mr. Itou.

IT-27 Utility Hunter features 3-3/4" Wharncliffe straight cutting edge R2 Damascus blade, 4-1/4" Hand contoured Desert Ironwood handle with Nickel silver Hilt and Rivets. Full tapered tang with stainless tubular lanyard hole on end, Comes with hand fitted Leather sheath with belt loop.

96mm blade in 2.9mm thick, 207mm overall, weight 120g

Specification
Knife Model: Mr. Itou  IT-27 Utility Hunter with Wharncliffe blade "Desert Ironwood Handle"
Blade Material: R-2 Custom Damascus
Rockwell Hardness (HRc):  HRC62
Handle Material: Desert Ironwood handle with Nickel silver Hilt and Rivets, tubular lanyard hole on end.
Leather Sheath: Included.
Overall Length: 207mm
Blade Length: 96mm
Blade Thickness: 2.9mm
Weight: 120g

 

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