Tamahagane Knives Pro Series 5" Utility Knife, Black Wood Handles - P-1108
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THP1108: Tamahagane Pro Series | 5" Utility Knife
Tamahagane PRO knives are made of very pure molybdenum/vanadium stainless steel. The purity is superior to Swedish Steel which is commonly known to be quite pure.
Each PRO knife is receives a special heat treatment with quenching at 1050 degrees centigrade. Each knife is then cooled to below minus 73 degrees centigrade. This heat and cooling treatment enhances hardness, durability and edge retention.
To facilitate resharpening, the base blade of the PRO knives is wet honed with coarse and medium grindstones by skilled craftsmen prior to the formation of the primary blade. The final blade honing is also done by hand to insure that each knife will stay sharp long.
The PRO handle is made of anti-microbial compressed laminated black wood. This makes this knife perfect for commercial use as well as home use. The handle is a traditional 3 rivet design. All the edges of the handle are contoured for maximum comfort.
Care should be taken not to put the Tamahagane knives in the dishwasher.
Tamahagane knives are manufactured by Kataoka and Company in Niigata, Japan. The word tamahagane means precious steel. Historically, the word tamahagane has been known as a particular, very pure and high quality steel produced using traditional Japanese techniques. Today, Kataoka uses Tamahagane as the brand name for the exceptional knives it makes from similar quality steels produced using modern techniques. With their unsurpassed sharpness and edge retention, these knives are definitely precious steel.
The exotic steel Capital of the World, Japan produces and innovates some of the best products, from pocket to kitchen knives and everything in between.
Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.