Tsunehisa Shāpu シャープ VG-10 Honesuki, Japanese traditional handle,
Double-sided sharpened and laminated (Sanmai) blade made of stainless steel with a core of Japanese VG-10 steel. The blade is extremely thin and manually sharpened and has no thickening, making sharpening on Japanese water stones very easy.
These knives are handmade in Echizen Japan. The VG-10 core steel is forged between two layers of softer steel, this outer layer is patterned steel so that a very beautiful damask pattern can be seen. This Suminagashi technique is unique for Japanese knives and is a demonstration of the special forging techniques from Japan. The outer layer ensures that the core steel is well protected against possible damage and oxidation. The outer layer is also equipped with a beautiful hammer blow (Tsuchime) pattern so that products stick to the blade less quickly.
- Blade length: 150mm
- Total length: 260mm
- Weight: 70grams
- Blade height: 39mm
- Blade thickness: 2.4mm
- Steel type: core steel: Japanese VG-10 stainless steel with 2 layers of damask steel (Suminagashi forged) with hammered pattern (Tsuchime)
- Hardness: 61 (Rockwell C)
- Handle: octagonal brown rosewood handle with black pakkawood bolster.