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.
This basic factory made line of Kanetsune, will suit greatly newcomers in the world of Japanese knives that want to get a Japanese knife at an extremely affordable price. KC-950 series knives are created with DSR-1K6 high carbon stainless steel made by Daido Steel Co., ltd. Good performance blade which contains 0.6% carbon and the well balanced composition added molybdenum. The “Tsuchime” blade finish can help food release from the blade.
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.