This fine Usuba 165mm made from Takefu Shiro-2 steel comes from Kanetsune cutlery. Kanetsune is the brand name for knives which Kitasho Co. Ltd. manufactures.There are some areas to make cutting tools in Japan. Seki city in Gifuprefecture is also one of them where Kanetsune Factory is located. Seki City the City of Blades is the 800-year-old blade capital of the Orient. In Seki City they have the greatest number of Japanese sword craftsmen in all Japan, who actively work on passing down the inimitable craft and tradition of Japanese sword-making from generation to generation, and intent upon introducing these excellent blades from Japan to the world. Usuba has a little bit thinner blade than traditional nakiri.
Kanetsune Usuba 165mm Takefu Shiro-2 KC-149
Hon-Warikomi, clad blades made of Takefu Shiro-2 High carbon steel cutting core, sandwiched between SUS410 stainless steel which provides excellent edge retention, HRC 59 or more. The durability of blade was increased by DP treatment technology. Carbon steel blades are sharp and retain their sharpness for a long time, but can easily rust.
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