Tsunehisa Ginsan nakiri 165mm EN


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Tsunehisa Ginsan nakiri 165mm is a typical Japanese blade designed mainly for cutting vegetables.

History and curiosity

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

Each of them has a different style in creating kitchen knives, and also they specialize in the use of certain steels more than others.

Tosa’s 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 “Nashiji” series, literally translated into “pear skin” due to the finish of the blade.

The core is made of Ginsan steel, a steel resistant to oxidation, and with a high carbon content. Which brings us a very good retention of the wire, ability to obtain an excellent cutting edge and a certain ease of sharpening.

The handle

The handle is made by us in stabilized and dyed mango wood, copper spacers and boxelder burl ferrule.

Technical sheet

Brand: Tsunehisa

series: nashiji

steel: Ginsan

hardness: 61-62 HRC

finish: nashiji (pear skin)

blade length: 16.7cm

blade height: 5.1 cm

thickness: 1.9 mm

weight: 164 g

Additional information

Weight 0.3 kg


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