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Damascus San Mai has two side panels/layers, and a center layer; each of which is already Damascus folded. Try substituting "Triple laminate of Damascus". I have one Itou Drop Point hunter. Three layers of Damascus; 165mm blade. Perhaps his only one, from years ago. Makes a great addition to the kitchen set. South American (Brazil?) knife maker also does them; Alex Saveera(sp?). g
I took the plunge into Japanese forged blades years ago. Getting a tad excessive, I amassed a notable collection of kitchen cutlery in Damascus R2 Steel (stainless); stag scales. The knives were individually crafted by Hiroo Itou, and sold through JCK; compliments of Koki Iwahara. The asymetrical bevels never seemed to bother me; a Leftie. Regardless of single or double bevel, a top tier Japanese knife seems forgiving and allows the Leftie to work unhampered. I...
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