TESSHU Santoku 165mm Blue II steel blade Knife
About This Item
TESSHU Santoku 165mm Blue II steel blade Knife With Water Buffalo Oval shaped Ho Handle
@@@ A custom ash wood cover is available separately. It is $35. It normally takes a couple days to make it. @@@
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 the 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 (larger structure) 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. We will try to provide high quality selected knives with reasonable prices.
Blade Length (from the tip to the heel); 6 1/2 inch (165m) Handle Length; 4 3/4 inch (120mm) Total Length; 11 3/4 inch (300mm) Knife weight is 4.5oz. The heel part of the spine width is 3mm (1/8 inch) wide. The width from the heel to the spine; 45mm (1 3/4 inch) Handle; Ho (Japanese magnolia) oval shaped water buffalo horn bolster BLADE; Sanmaiuchi blue II steel (soft iron on the both sides and blue II steel on the middle) It is blackish finish with +++ hammer marks.