In 1945 research into stainless steels was still fairly limited. At that time Takamura Hamono became a forrunner in developing the best quality stainless steel knives available and has since spent 60 years perfecting their blends. They have created many different steel types to find theat perfect balance of edge retention and wear resistance. Their knives' unmatched cutting performance is recognized not only throughout Japan, but by famous chefs worldwide.
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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