The unique feature of these knives is the Jigane, which is made by time and again folding together two layers of several types of stainless steel. This unique process creates a stainless Jigane with 16 exceedingly thin, alternating layers. The Jigane is then forge welded to both sides of a Cobalt steel core and tempered to Rockwell c63ø. This process creates a blade of great beauty, in addition to strength. The addition of Cobalt and Manganese to the high-carbon steel core greatly increases durability and ease of sharpening. These knives are ideal for restaurant and heavy home use. They’re going to never tarnish or rust. Pakka Wood handles are riveted to the whole length tang. Every blade comes razor sharp with instructions for maintaining this edge. Slicing Knife- Overall length: 12?; Blade length: 7-3/8?.
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These finely crafted small knives come from the Tosa Region on Shikoku Island, where the master blacksmiths still adhere to the old ways.
The master blacksmiths hand hammer a lamination of high carbon “white steel” between two layers of soft wrought iron.
The handles are produced from Ho wood.
They arrive well sharpened with instructions for maintaining a razor edge. The small blade makes a really perfect paring knife for fruit and vegetables.