JT Custom WS with Ox Horn Handle



Japan Tool Custom White Steel Series with Ox Horn Ferrule Handles.

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White Steel is as you all probably very well know, a pure carbon steel that is most suitable for tools that benefits from having the sharpest edge.

Alloys have their non-ferum substances added, which are noticeably larger in particle sizes compared to C + Fe carbide, hence the edge cannot get as crazy refined as the best carbon steel tools/knives.

Alloys of course have their strength when it comes to tools that benefit from having higher durability, for e.g., with knives, perhaps a Deba or Mioroshi for the pros, who would take apart many many larger fishes with thicker bones very frequently.

But a Yanagi, unless you have missed and left a bone in the fillet with your Deba work (shame on you~~~!!! Having said..., I have done this myself a few times, resulting in denting my yanagi edge...), does not touch anything harder than your cutting board (hence the importance of using a softwood cutting boards. Hardwood, bamboo, plastic will dull the ultra keen edge very quick. Glass??? I wonder what the maker/supplier is thinking...), and considering the nature of the task involving Yanagi work, it is easily an option to prioritize the absolute sharpness by compromising the durability a bit (*).

*Having said that..., alloys' edge doesn't last long sharp, but only after slightly dulled. Well made pure carbon steel tools last long sharp. So it's not entirely accurate if I said that pure carbon's edge doesn't last long. It's more like this. Alloys cease to cut gradually, so you don't really notice the dulling too clearly (you get used to the dullness as you keep on using), whereas pure carbons hold the keen edge very well, but dull very abruptly, so you will know when it needs to be sharpened.

Also, even with a Deba, especially if it's for home use, or even for the pros, if your restaurant does not have to hurry in preparing the fillets, being able to spend just a bit more time being careful not to abuse the Deba edge, White Steel is totally an option.

I mean..., if you will think about it, Shigefusa and Tsukasa, two of the most skilled and experienced knife makers swear by pure carbon steels (Swedish pure carbon, and WS#2 individually), and also my favorite smith, Heiji-san also most recommends his Iwasaki custom Swedish pure carbon for carbon steel request (meaning non INOX order.) So this kind of proves that pure carbons, when forged properly, can make durable enough tools.

Users who don't woodwork might not have heard of the ultra fame of Kiyohisa-san the chisel smith, but when his chisels are one of the toughest chisels that I know (along with Konobu, Kiyohisa and Funahiro), they are made of WS#1. Kiyohisa-san believes that pure carbon steel can last as long as alloys if treated properly, and I will have to totally agree knowing how long his chisels' edge last....

Lastly, Iwasaki-san, sensei to pretty much all J black smiths, explains that, pure carbon steels, again when treated properly, will produce the longest lasting edge, so their products are all pure carbons, Tamahagane and Swedish pure carbon.

I know Tojiro's Shirogami (White Steel) forging skill is very good. So I have always been wondering why they only supply with cheap plastic ferrule handles for this model. As a small fry seller, I can't keep too many items in stock (my J stock room is too full with natural stones...), but as I really want to supply these with ox horn ferrule handles, I will get a few in at a time and list them.

If there are other type/size knives from this series that you want to have with ox horn ferrule handle, I can take your order. Normally it should be about 2 weeks wait.

Anyway, if you are a pure carbon fan, pls try these. As you can see..., the price is ve~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ry affordable for such nice knives....



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Tojiro F-903: JT Custom 180mm Deba with Ox Horn Ferrule Handle

Tojiro F-903: JT Custom 180mm Deba with Ox Horn Ferrule Handle

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Tojiro F-904: JT Custom 210mm Deba with Ox Horn Ferrule Handle

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Tojiro F-910: JT Custom 300mm Yanagi with Ox Horn Ferrule Handle

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Tojiro F-911: JT Custom 330mm Yanagi with Ox Horn Ferrule Handle

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Tojiro F-942: JT Custom 195mm Usuba with Ox Horn Ferrule Handle

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