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This is a high-carbon stainless steel chef knife designed to cut produce and boneless meats.
Pros: Sharpness, edge retention, ambidextrous handle, easy to hone.
Cons: Stains after use
The Tsunehisa line of knives are hand-made in Tosa, Japan by the Hokiyama factory. This factory specializes in making knives for many different wholesalers who then stamp their own brand onto the knives. This results in price mark-ups. We prefer the factory stamp to keep the price as low as possible. Tsunehisa knives offer one of the best ways to get high-performance knives at the lowest possible price.
The blades are stainless-clad shirogami #1 high carbon non-stainless Japanese steel. HRC ~62. ~150mm edge length
The handles are octagonal purple lacquer wood.
The best sharpening tools for Japanese knives are leather strops and fine whetstones.
Kitchen knives are used to cut the ingredients in your food. Japanese kitchen knives are famous for their sharpness and edge retention. Japanese chef knives are brittle and are designed for cutting soft tissue foods. High Carbon steel chef knives can rust if not kept dry.