Honyaki translates as true forged and is the purest reflection of the traditional art of Japanese sword making. Our master craftsmen use the same methods and techniques that the ancient swordsmith handed down from generation to generation to produce knives of the highest caliber. Hand forging these knives from a single piece of high carbon steel require extraordinary skill to withstand temperatures that reach into the thousands within a burning furnace.
This special limited edition knife was created by Masakuni, a legendary knife craftsman at Yoshihiro. The temper line designs the Fuji mountain with a full moon. The premium ebony handle comes with top and botom water buffalo horn bolsters. The matching ebony saya has Chinagashi indentations usually seen on samurai sword sayas. This saya does not come with a pin. This yanagi is a work of art.