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NOBUAKI YAMAMOTO NY-40 "EDC Utility Hunter" Solid VG-10 Blade

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In 2008, Some of the Seki knife authorities have formed "Seki Challengers Knife Club" to train and inherit Seki traditional knifemaking technique and knowledge to young knife craftsmen in Seki. There are now 15 club members gathering once a month. They are working at Seki knife factories, and challenging to make their own knives after work and weekends.

JKD is trying to support and encourage them by introducing thier knives for sale. Here are some of the latest knives received.


Mr. Yamamoto is a talented and experienced knife maker working at Hattori Hamono for over 20 years as a first and chief apprentice to the  Grand Master Ichiro Hattori. He has been working very hard to learn Master's skills and techniques, and gained Master's endorsement to be an outstanding knife craftsman. He is allowed to make his own custom knives only after normal work and off days, so it will take a few months to finish one knife. So far, we have introduced some knives and quickly sold out. These are his third challenge to produce EDC Utility Hunters in two different Exotic wooden handle materials. 

The NY-40 series have 4-1/2" Half Mirror polished VG-10 Hamaguri-ba (Convex edge) blades with 4-1/2" Hand contoured Tagayasan wood (NY-40A) or Beefwood (NY-40B) handles, Full tang with two Blackened Stainless fastenerss and lanyard on end, Comes with Hand fitted Brown Custom Leather sheath. Ideal for skinner too!

VG-10 blade in 3.5mm thick, 110mm blade, 230mm overall, weight 170g

NY-40A  Tagayasan wood handle (Rare Japanese hard & durable wood with beautiful woodgrain, so called 鉄刀木 in Japan)

NY-40B Beefwood handle (Beefwood is from Western Australia, and has dark reddish brown color with a fairly coarse texture and straight grain)

Knife Model: Nobuaki Yamamoto NY-40 EDC Utility I Hunter
Blade Material: Solid VG-10 
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 59 to 60
Handle Material: Available in Tagayasan wood and Beefwood
Overall Length: 230mm
Blade Length: 110mm
Blade Thickness: 3.5mm
Weight: 170g


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