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.
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 / 295|
|Grind:||50 / 50|
|Steel type:||Aogami-2 (Blue-2) Stainless Clad|
|Forging method:||San Mai|
|Handle type / Material / Ferrule:||Western / Plywood / Stainless Bolster|
|Spine Thickness at heel / tip (mm):||1,8 / 0,2|
|Blade height at heel (mm):||43|