KANETSUNE SHIRO #2 Usuba Nakiri Knife 165mm

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Type:  Nakiri Knife
Blade Material: DP Takefu Shiro 2 (High Carbon Steel) Clad Stainless Steel
                 Core:  Takefu Shiro 2 (High Carbon Steel)
             Outside:  Stainless Steel (SUS410)
Handle:  O-shaped Plywood 
Total Length: 290 mm  ( 11.4")
Blade Length: 165 mm (6.5 ")
Weight: 177 g (6.2 oz)
Spine Thickness: 1.8 mm
Edge HRC: 59 or more
Bolster: Stainless Steel
Double Bevel
Made in 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 Japanese carbon steel and stainless steel that is easy to care. The core edge is Takefu Shiro , HRC 59 or more.

      Using Japanese Carbon steel of the high quality, delicate sharpness is demonstrated!  The edge is the carbon steel which is examined good carbon steel, forged and clad stainless.  Since the side is stainless steel, it is hard to rust and it is sanitary. The handle is plywood round design,  beautiful design! and easy to grip. 

      Dull kitchen knives waste time and power, and worsens taste of the food.Good kitchen knife makes cooking fun, give feeling of satisfaction.

note: Note: Carbon Steel is sharp. Many people prefer the sharpness of carbon steel. But carbon steel is not rust resistance. Please wash, wipe and dry it up well after use. When rust appears on the edge, remove it by a sharpening stone. 

Takefu Shiro 2 Composition 
C:0.95-1.05  Cr:0.20-0.50  Mn:≦0.50  P≦0.03  Si≦0.35  S≦0.03  Ni≦0.70-1.30

 DP processing .... It is decarbonization prevention processing at the time of pasting up stainless steel and steel.  By carrying out this processing, the durability of an edge is raised and sharpness is kept long.   

About Seki City

     The manufacturer is located in Seki City, Gifu Prefecture. The city is a well-known  producer of cutlery all of the world too.  Now approximately 70% of cutlery is made from Seki in Japan. 
      About 780 years ago, swordsmith Motoshige(name of man) of Kyushu (name of area) moved to Seki city, then Japanese sword was made in Seki for the first time at that time. Then, a number of master craftsman was born from Seki city. 
  According to a change of the world, swordsmith had ups and downs, and the demand for sword decreased in about 300 years ago, and some swordsmiths transferred to agriculture smithery who hit a kitchen knife, the sickle.
     In 1876, the government issued the decree banning the wearing of swords. So most of the swordsmiths transferred to the production of practical home knives, and the production of pocketknives introduced by Europe and America was begun too. Forged cutlery is exported to Korea in 1894, pocket knife has been shipped to Canada in 1897.  Metal western tableware (spoon, knife, fork,)  in 1919, Production of razor began in 1932,Before the war, exports to Southeast Asia were also actively carried out.
   After Second World War, Kitchen knife, scissors, pocket knife, nail clippers, razors, tableware, and outdoor knife is made​​, these are exported to various countries including America, Europe. The city get praise from all over the world as well as Solingen of Germany.  Along with Solingen (Germany) , Sheffield (United Kingdom), and these are called 3S of cutlery.
   The characteristics of the production of cutlery in the city is various kinds of small quantity production, continue to create new products incorporating a number of the modern sense in traditional techniques.