Hammered beautiful “Tsuchime” finish Damascus-clad blades made of VG-10 cutting core w/ 17 layers stainless steel which provides excellent edge retention, HRC 59 – 60. “Tsuchime” finish makes food release quickly from the blade. Nice Mahogany wood handles are a simple shape that have excellent grip and wear well. Full tang constructions with stainless bolster.
Kanetsune is named after a famous Japanese swordsmith who lived in the Muromachi period around the 14-15th century. This skilled craftsman made extremely sharp and durable katanas that were respected by many Samurais in Japan and overseas. Some of his swords are displayed in the Katana Museum in Seki City. Like the Kanetsune blades of old, Kanetsune knives today are made in Seki, Japan with the goal of producing high quality traditional designs that are suitable for everyday use. This is achieved by blending traditional Japanese techniques with new ideas and modern technology.
BLADE: VG-10 Stainless steel core / 17 layers Damascus
HANDLE: Mahogany wood w/ Stainless steel bolster
BLADE LENGTH: 8.3″
ROCKWELL HARDNESS (HRC): 59-60