Kanetsune Seki Nashiji Hammered (Tsuchime) AOGAMI #2 Santoku Knife 180mm KC-921

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Type:  Santoku Knife
Blade Material: Hammered Sandblast Finish Blue Steel #2(AOGAMI #2) Clad Stainless Steel
   Core:   Blue Steel #2 (HITACHI YASUKI AOGAMI #2)  
   Outside:  Stainless Steel (SUS410)
Handle Material:   Black plywood 
Total Length: 305 mm  (12")
Blade Length: 180 mm (7.1")
Weight: 157 g (5.5 oz)
HRC: 61-62
Thicker portion of blade: 1.9 mm
Made in Japan 

    This blade is matte(Nashiji) hammered(Tsuchime)
 finish is beautiful, feel a sense of luxury and more art of Japan. This 3-Layers blade is a combination of hard carbon steel and soft stainless steel. This inherits the tradition of blade structure of the Japanese sword (Katana), the sharpness is famous worldwide. This has the advantage of trenchant AOGAMI/Blue steel and stainless steel that is easy to care. 
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     AOGAMI is registered trademark of HITACHI Metals,ltd. AOGAMI is combined with tungsten and chromic element, and it is high enough in the sharpness by the quenching, and the sharpness and the durability is improved. This is high quality material.

     Even luxury stainless steel cutlery of the current mainstream, it is especially recommended for those who can not be satisfied with the sharpness.

Note: The edge is not rust resistance, please wipe after use.
         If it is used every day, black coating of rust will be on the surface instead of bright red rust.

About "Seki City"
    Seki city is the top share of cutlery in 5 biggest producing area of Japan. The feature of Seki's cutlery is the edge is hard, the durability of the sharpness. The cutlery produced by Japanese traditional techniques and the precious knowledge containing appropriate quenching is easy re-sharpening, the sharpness is excellent and sustains for a long time. The sword of Seki City was praised for "Not breaking, not bending,and it can cut well". Seki city inherits the precious tradition.