Ever since we first started to offer Kanetsugu knives to our customers, back in 2006, we have received many positive comments about Kanetsugu’s knives. Our customers especially praise the sharpness, cutting performance and high standard of manufacturing. The secret behind these words of praise is, of course, Kanetsugu’s original convex edge geometry.
Mr. Kawamura always makes an extra effort to explore new paths that might enable him to improve knife quality, or to better satisfy the needs and wishes of his worldwide customers.
We are excited to reveal the Kanetsugu’s new line of knives, which are the product of their vision and passion.
The Classic Hammered Finish San-Mai (Three layer) Blade is made with a High Carbon Stainless Steel (Molybdenum Vanadium Stainless Steel) core that is sandwiched between soft, corrosion-resistant Stainless Steel.
The Heptagonal (Seven-sided) Brown Pakka Wood Handle has a Black Pakka Wood Ferrule and excellent fit and finish. The stylish shape of the Wa (Japanese-style) handle perfectly matches the Classic Hammered Finish San-Mai blade. Kanetsugu uses their own modern manufacturing technologies to create these very practical, high-quality handles, which are water-resistant, crack-resistant and easy to clean.
We believe Kanetsugu have captured the latest knife trends and met their worldwide customer’s needs and preferences by creating these new finely made Wa-style "Kanetsugu Classic Hammered Wa Series" knives.
The tall blade and rounded nose / tip of the Santoku make it a versatile knife that is well suited to cutting meat, fish, or vegetables; Hence it’s name, which literally means “Three-purpose”. The Santoku is often recommended as a multi-purpose kitchen knife. Compared to a Western-style handle, the lightweight traditional Japanese handle of the Wa Santoku knife moves the balance point of the knife further towards the tip, which makes it feel more nimble and precise.
Knife Model: Kanetsugu Classic Hammered Wa Series CHW-2 Wa Santoku
Blade Material: Molybdenum Vanadium Stainless Steel Clad
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 57 to 58
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Heptagonal Brown Pakka Wood Handle has a Black Pakka Wood Ferrule
Saya Included: No.
| Wa Santoku 175mm (6.8")|
Cutting edge length: 175mm
Total Length: 320mm
Blade Thickness: 2.2mm
Blade Width: 44mm
Handle Length: 135mm
Total Weight: 130g
This knife comes with 50/50 double bevel edge geometry for both right and left handed use.
For your information, Japanese Kitchen knives are generally designed for right hand use with a slightly thicker and rounded grinding on the right side blade and a less rounded (almost straight flat) grinding on the left side blade. However, both right and left hander can use the knives.
We believe quality and performance of Japanese knives are best in the world and hope you enjoy the fine craftsmanship and spirits from your new knife. With proper cares, every Japanese knives can be your special cooking partner for a long time.
This is the Stainless steel blade kitchen knife which has good rust resistance for easy maintenance. However even stainless steel blade kitchen knife has rust situation if you leave it with wet condition.