Kanetsune Seki Super Gold 2 Powdered Steel Santoku Knife 165mm KC-133
KC-133 Gold series, Santoku 165mm
Super Gold 2 is premium Japanese powder metal steel developed by Takefu Special Steel that creates the razor sharp edge, and can be hardened into a range of RC 62 on the Rockwell Hardness scale translating into superlative sharpness, wear resistance and the ability to maintain very sharp edge.
●BLADE LENGTH : 165mm (6.5")
●OVERALL LENGTH : 295(11.6")
●BLADE STEEL : Super Gold 2 Powdered Steel core(SG2) / 410 Stainless Steel
●HRC : 62
●BLADE THICKNESS : 2 mm
●HANDLE : Plywood w/ Stainless Bolster
●WEIGHT : 170g (6oz.)
Made in Japan
This 3-Layers blade is a combination of hard 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 Super Gold 2 Powdered Steel and soft stainless steel that is easy to sharpen. The abrasion resistance of SG2/R2 is outstanding, the sharpness continues longer than VG10, Molybdenum Vanadium steel, and so on. SG2/R2 is used by professionals well.
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 skill 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".