Kanetsune Blue Steel No.2 Kurouchi 165mm Santoku Knife

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Kanetsune is a Blacksmith located at Seki City, known as the knife making region. 

This range is made from Blue Steel No.2, which is a carbon steel with HRC rating of between 61 and 62. This high performance steel has incredible sharpness and exceptional retention while also being easy to sharpen, but being carbon it requires care to keep clean and dry to minimise risk of corrosion and marking.

Kurouchi roughly translates at 'blacksmith's finish', and retains some of the residue of the forging process. This allows the knives to be cheaper, as some of the production process is removed, and also provides protection to the blade reducing the risk of corrosion. Not only that, but it is a stunning finish, and is very desirable right now.


Knife Type: Santoku
Steel Type: Blue Steel No.2 (Carbon Steel, Rust Prone)
HRC: 61-62
Blade Type: Double edged blade
Blade Length: 165mm (6.5")
Blade Height: 46mm (1.8")
Blade Thickness: 3.5mm
Handle Material: Magnolia Handle
Ferrule Material: Plastic
Handle Length: 134mm (5.3")
Weight: 121g (4.3 ounces))


Do not use the knife to chop hard materials such as bones or frozen items unless the knife is made for that specific purpose. Always ensure you keep your knife clean and dry, and sharpen it as required to prevent a dull edge.

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