Tsunehisa tsuchime damascus gyuto 240mm EN
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Tsunehisa Tsuchime damascus gyuto 240mm can be used as the main knife in your knife set. A blade that does it all. The gyuto is the Japanese equivalent of a chef’s knife, so its use is very versatile.
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 offer today is part of the “Tsuchime Damascus” series, literally hammered damascus steel.
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.
The handle is made by us with a stabilized birch burl, cross cut nougat spacer.
series: tsuchime damascus
hardness: 61 HRC
finish: polished and hammered damascus steel
blade length: 24.3cm
blade height: 4.78 cm
thickness at heel: 1.7 mm
thickness at the tip: 0.6 mm
weight: 167 g
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