Tsunehisa Nashiji Ginsan kiritsuke 240mm EN
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Tsunehisa Nashiji Ginsan kiritsuke 240mm is a typical Japanese blade. Traditionally forged with a single bevel, but today there are many double bevel versions, so with a symmetrical grind. This blade is a hybrid between the Usuba and Yanagiba.
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 you today is part of the “Nashiji” series. The word Nashiji translates to “pear skin”, as the finish of the blade has a texture similar to the skin of a pear.
The core is made of Ginsan steel, a steel resistant to oxidation, and with a high carbon content. 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 in cocobolo wood, an exotic wood from the rosewood family, with a blond buffalo horn ferrule.
hardness: 61-62 HRC
finish: nashiji (pear skin)
blade length: 24.5cm
blade height: 4.77 cm
thickness at heel: 1.6 mm
thickness at the tip: 0.5 mm
weight: 186 g
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