No Tsunehisa Nami Damascus gyuto 210mm is the Japanese version of a western chef’s knife. This blade at the time was designed for cutting large pieces of meat. Today its use is much more varied than just cutting meat.
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 retention of the wire, ability to obtain an excellent cutting edge and a certain ease of sharpening.
This blade mounts a handle handcrafted by us with a reconstituted white stone, ferrule and bottom cap in stabilized and dyed ash burl.
series: tsuchime damascus
hardness: 61 HRC
finish: polished and hammered damascus steel
blade length: 21.7cm
blade height: 4.68 cm
thickness at heel: 1.6 mm
thickness at the tip: 0.6 mm
weight: 160 g