Tsunehisa Nami santoku 165mm EN


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Tsunehisa Nami santoku 165mm is a multitasking blade, hence its name (san: three and toku: virtues). This fact refers to meat, vegetables and fish. So we can define the santoku as an all-terrain blade. Its compact size makes it quite easy to use even for the less experienced.

History and curiosity

Tsunehisa is a brand, like many others in Japan, which takes care of marketing the proven creations of several blacksmiths, based in different cities, such as Sakai, Tosa or Seki for example.

Each city has its own style in the creation of kitchen knives, and also specializes in the use of certain steels, more than others.

For example, Tosa craftsmen are recognized for having an excellent mastery in the forging of Ginsan and AUS10 steels. At Seki are highly recognized for the incredible work done on VG10 steel blades. And Sakai for specializing in single bevel blade forging.

This blade that we are offering you today is part of the “Nami” series, with a unique damascus pattern.

The core is made of AUS10 steel, a steel resistant to oxidation, with performances very similar to the much better known VG10 steel. So we find there a very good edge retention, ability to obtain an excellent cutting edge and a certain ease of sharpening.

The handle

On this blade we have fixed a handle made of Honduras rosewood burl, with spacers in silver nickel and red jasper stone. And the icing on the cake, the ferrule is made with a beautiful marbled buffalo horn.

Technical sheet

Brand: Tsunehisa

series: tsuchime damascus

steel: AUS10

hardness: 61 HRC

finish: polished and hammered damascus steel

blade length: 16.7cm

blade height: 4.77 cm

thickness at heel: 1.6 mm

thickness at the tip: 0.5 mm

weight: 73 g

Additional information

Weight 0.3 kg


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