Tsunehisa tsuchime damascus nakiri 170mm EN


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Tsunehisa tsuchime damascus nakiri 170mm is not just a beautiful piece of craftsmanship. Its geometry perfectly adapted to the cutting of vegetables will surprise you. Its razor sharp edge will ensure a clean and effortless cut and its hammered finish will prevent food from getting stuck on the blade.

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 edge, ability to obtain an excellent cutting edge and a certain ease of sharpening.

The handle

The handle is made by us with a dyed and stabilized boxelder burl.

Technical sheet

Brand: Tsunehisa

series: tsuchime damascus

steel: AUS10

hardness: 61 HRC

finish: polished and hammered damascus steel

blade length: 16.5cm

blade height: 5 cm

thickness: 1.5 mm

weight: 153 g

Additional information

Weight 0.3 kg


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