The brand name “Kanetsune” was named after a famous sword Smith, Kanetsune who existed in Muromachi period around 14-15 century. He made extremely keen and tough Katanas that were known by many Samurais then in Japan and also overseas. Some of his swords are displayed in the Katana museum in Seki city.
Kanetsune is considered one of the largest knife producers in Japan, manufacturing different series of knives under their name but also for other well know knife brands.
The Kanetsune 900 series feature a hammered beautiful “Tsuchime” finish Damascus-clad blades made of VG-10 cutting core w/ 17 layers stainless steel which provides excellent edge retention at HRC 60-62. “Tsuchime” finish can also make foods release quickly from the blade. Nice Mahogany wood handles are basic and simple shape that are excellent grip and wear well. Full tang constructions with stainless bolster.
The nakiri looks like a small cleaver and is specialized for vegetables. Is a double bevel knife and has a tall, thin blade. It is a very popular knife throughout Japan. Feels nimble in the handle despite its size and its thin blade is designed for precise cuts. Perfect for chopping, slicing and push cuts.
|Brand / Blacksmith:||Kanetsune|
|Knife type:||Nakiri 165mm|
|Blade Length / Total length (mm):||165 / 290|
|Grind:||50 / 50|
|Finish:||Damascus / Hammered|
|Handle type / Material / Ferrule:||Western / Mahogany / Inox|
|Spine Thickness at heel / tip (mm):||1,5 / 1,5|
|Blade height at heel (mm):||45|