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.

Beautiful Hammered (Tsuchime) finish, clad-blade made of Aogami-2 (Blue steel #2) cutting core, cladded with SUS-410 stainless steel provides excellent edge retention at HRC 61-62. “Tsuchime” finish can also improve food release. Beautiful finished black plywood handles are basic and simple shape that have excellent grip and wear well. Half tang constructions with stainless bolster.

With a tall blade and rounded nose, the Santoku is a versatile, all over, knife that is suitable for cutting meat, fish, or vegetables. The name Santoku means “Three-purpose” (virtues). Used mainly with chopping and push cuts.

Brand / Blacksmith: Kanetsune
Series: KC-92
Knife type: Santoku 180mm
Blade Length / Total length (mm): 180 / 300
Grind: 50 / 50
Finish: Hammered
Steel type: Aogami-2 (Blue-2) Stainless Clad
Forging method: San Mai
HRC hardness: 61-62
Handle type / Material / Ferrule: Western / Plywood / Stainless Bolster
Spine Thickness at heel / tip (mm): 1,8 / 0,2
Blade height at heel (mm): 47
Weight (gr): 160