- Joined Jan 14, 2015
Hi I live I tx and wondering if Yoshihiro knives are any good. If any one uses them if they are really hand made or production knife .
They are hand made in a production sense - see my post above. Not factory made, but shop made. I think the western (Yo) styles are blanked, heat treated, ground, bolsters pinned on then polished and handled. The Wa styles are forge welded, heat treated, ground, polished and handled. The difference being the steel - Hitachi and Sandvik both make san mai " sandwich stock - that is a hard core with soft stainless "damascus" cladding sandwich. Those are blanked by water or laser jet. If you look at one closely you can see the core steel along the spine. Not that there's anything wrong with that approach. I have a really nice Goko and my Hiromoto AS are blanked from sandwiched steel and some Carters are too.Do you know if there traditional Japanese knifes or production or hand made