About This Item
TESSHU abura Honyaki Wa Gyuto 240mm White III steel Semi-Mirror Finished blade Chef Knife w/ Hawaiian Koa & Water Buffalo Ferrule
TESSHU is our Japanese cooking knife brand name which is made by selected very skillful craftsmen in Sakai, Osaka.
Please click here to see the blacksmith of Tesshu
After the processes that video shows, there are many more processes like annealing , and cutting off extra amounts of the shape of the knife, or sanding to knife shape, and heat processes like quenching and tempering. His forging speed is super fast that is very important skill to have great cutlery at HIzukuri (forging process). It makes the particles of the steel structure rougher with heating up many times during forging process. Mr. Kenichi Shiraki is very skillful blacksmith, and he makes before sharpening processes, and Mr. Kazumi Kawakita who is also very skillful sharpening specialist sharpens the blade.
The brand name, Tessue derives from Tesshu Yamaoka who is a master swordsman, Zen master, and calligraphy master. I have nothing relationship with him, but I deeply respect him, and I use his first name for our brand name. Hopefully, we will keep track of right way like him in the future.
Blade Length (from the tip to Machi); 9 1/2 inch (240mm) From the tip to the heel; 228mm (9 inch) Handle Length; 5 3/8 inch (135mm) Total Length; 15 1/4 inch (385mm) Knife weight is 6oz. The heel part of the spine width is 3.5mm (1/8 inch) wide. The width from the heel to the spine; 46mm (1 7/8inch) Handle; Hawaiian Koa with water buffalo ferrule (white line is also water buffalo) BLADE; Abura Honyaki white III Steel Blade (oil quench) and semi-mirror finish, ripple lines