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.
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