Kanjo Hammered MV steel Gyuto Chef Knife 240mm Red Handle
Craftsman: Kanjo Tsukahara
Location: Seki city
Type: Gyuto / Chef's Knife (Double Bevel)
Blade Material: Molybdenum Vanadium Stainless Steel (1K6)
Blade Length: approx 240 mm (9.44")
Total Length: approx 387 mm ( 15.2")
Weight: approx 205 g (7.2 oz)
Blade Width: 49 mm (1.92")
Thickness of Spine: approx max 2.3 mm
Handle: Red Octagonal Laminated reinforced wood
Made in Seki City, which boasts a 700-year tradition, kanjo offers kitchen knives of various steel types and the design. For example, ZDP189, HAP40, SG2, White steel, Blue steel and so on. In Japan, only a few makers can offer ZDP189, HAP40 knives.
The shape of blade is called "HAMAGURI-BA" in Japanese. HAMAGURI means clam, BA means blade or edge. It smoothly cuts into ingredients and is an ideal shape has strength.
This edge was sharpened as "Honbatsuke". "Hon" means real, "ba" means edge and "tsuke" means making in this case. In other words, the edge is sharpened very well for professional chefs. You will be amazed at this sharpness. This is the truly Japanese edge of kitchen knives.
For US buyers: De Minimis Value Increases to $800 Release Date: March 11, 2016
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that March 10, it raised the value of a shipment of merchandise imported by one person on one day that generally may be imported free of duties and taxes from $200 to $800. .... Shipments valued at $800 or less for the de minimis exemption will be eligible under the same processes and with the same restrictions that currently apply to de minimis shipments of $200 or less.