The legacy of Japanese samurai swords has been passed to the founder of Kanetsugu from generation to generation since the Jow era (1345-1349). This legacy is carried on to their kitchen knives. Created by combining state of the art technology and ancient craftsmanship they bring the sharpness of Japanese samurai swords to culinary knives.
The Kiwami Series knives are forged from a 63-layer Damascus steel with a core of SPG2 (Super Gold 2),which is popular in Japan but difficult to find elsewhere. SPG2 (alias powder stainless steel / high-speed steel) performs admirably in all four major properties required for the best quality of knife – “high hardness, high toughness, wear resistance, and corrosion resistance.” The blade is ground using a special method to achieve the same cut as traditional Japanese swords that is a relatively curved known as Hamaguri-ha(Clam Shell), the advantages of which are high durability and exceptional cutting performance.
The blade is finished with a DLC (Diamond like Carbon) coating that is as hard as diamond and is very wear, scratch, and corrosion resistant to achieve a “unique” aesthetic. The gorgeous, very durable, and easy-to-clean laminated hardwood handle is octagonal in form and has uneasy-to-grip design Each knife is packaged in its original wooden gift box.
Please Note: The handle colour varies from light to quite deep ochreUtility:The shape is basically a small Sujihiki or slicing knife. As the name suggests it is a multi-function knife used for the preparation of vegetables and precise cutting of meat and fish. The slim profile presents a smaller area to fatty, oily, and starchy foods where a wider blade would create a stronger vacuum and ‘stick’ more to the food.Function – Multipurpose for preparing all food groups. A favourite knife of many home cooks who are uncomfortable with large blades.Normal length – 150mmTip: This knife is also used for carving petite roasts, filleting and skinning fish as well as careful dissection of poultry without hitting bones. An extremely useful size for any kitchen.