Our 9½? Yoshikane Chef Knife is a hand forged, triple layered structure. The center layer is rust resistant SKD die steel firstly designed for cutting metal. The cladding layers are soft SUS-405 stainless steel. This gives the knife an exceedingly tough, long lasting edge and yet is easy to resharpen. The maker Mr. Tsuneo Yoshida is proud of the hand hammered surface which creates a well-balanced knife of lasting beauty. The traditional chestnut maintain is charred to show the grain and produce a gorgeous surface texture. As well as, this texture gives a greater grip in wet conditions. The blade length is 9½?, and overall length is 15?. Each and every knife is sent with an absolutely polished razor sharp edge.
Free Lift Gate Delivery on large units Included to get unit off the truck only.
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 constructed from Ho wood.
They come well sharpened with instructions for maintaining a razor edge. The small blade makes an excellent paring knife for fruit and vegetables.