Eleven Knives

EK Hakata

$600
The hakata is a combination of ideals encompassed by santoku, bunka and kiritsuke knives. Think of it as a general purpose knife that has a somewhat more aggressive front end, a stiff spine above the choil and a little bit of a belly for those who enjoy a fluid, rocking motion. 158mm edge length with a 1084 high carbon core, nickel and wrought iron cladding from a 19th century ship anchor link(!), the slightly tapered octagonal wa handle is made of desert ironwood, turquoise and RichLite and it is mega comfy. Handcrafted in Richmond, VA. (p.s. Eleven says this is the favorite knife he's made to date, so y'know, buy it and take home a feeling of pride and accomplishment!)

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