Kanjo Hammered SG2 Super Gold 2 Gyuto Chef Knife 240mm
Craftsman: Kanjo Tsukahara
Location: Seki city
Type: Gyuto / Chef's Knife (Double Bevel)
Blade Material: Hammered(TSUCHIME) Super Gold 2 Clad Stainless Steel
Core: Super Gold 2 (Powder high-speed Stainless steel)
Blade Length: approx 240 mm (9.44")
Total Length: approx 368 mm ( 14.48")
Weight: approx 215 g (7.58 oz)
Blade Width: 46 mm (1.81")
Thickness of Spine: approx max 2.6 mm
Handle: Laminated Reinforce 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. Moreover SG2 is used for the core edge, the hammered pattern is beautiful.
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.
About "Super Gold 2"
Super Gold 2 is registered trademark of Takefu Special Steel Co Ltd. A large quantity of high alloy ingredients are included by powder metallurgy. And it is super high quality steel that rich in high corrosion-resistant, high hardness, high toughness, high wear resistance. Though this HRC is high, it is easy to relatively re-sharpen it. And The edge retention is outstanding. Thus famous chefs also prefer this steel.
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.