Yoshikane Nashiji W2 santoku EN


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Yoshikane Nashiji W2 santoku.

Due to its characteristics, the santoku is considered the multitasking knife par excellence.

History and curiosity

As you know, in Japan the style of making a knife varies depending on the city or region where it is made. We can differentiate the way of Sakai, Echizen or Sanjo among others. Yoshikane Hamono, based in the city of Sanjo, has over 100 years of history in knife making and is in his fourth generation of smiths. They make amazing Japanese kitchen knives with attention to detail. Typically, a blade having a thicker spine at the heel that tapers to the tip of the knife and a higher shinogi (part that demarcates the passage from the back of the blade to the main bevel) are some of the traits defining Sanjo.

Yoshikane Hamono is known for working mainly Shirogami #2 steel (Japanese white steel), for the creation of his blades. This steel offers us a razor cut with formidable ease of sharpening, moreover the stainless steel coating allows us to take advantage of the cutting sensation of this steel with reduced maintenance. The blade has a Nashiji finish, which translates to “pear skin”, for its velvety effect.

The handle

Entirely handcrafted, the handle is made of dyed and stabilized poplar burl with a black onyx stone spacer.

Technical sheet

Brand: Yoshikane hamono

Blacksmith: Yamamoto

Finish: Nashiji (pear skin)

Steel: Shirogami 2 with stainless coating

Hardness: 62 +-1 HRC

Type: santoku

Blade length: 17 cm

Blade height at heel: 5.02 cm

Heel thickness: 3.3 mm

Tip thickness: 0.5 mm

Weight: 131 g

Additional information

Weight 0.2 kg


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