About This Item
TESSHU Santoku 170mm Blue 2 steel blade with Custom Hawaiian Curly Koa Handle
Blue 2 steel (not stainless steel) is high carbon steel made by Hitachi Steel Co. Blue 2 core steel is cladding by stainless iron. TESSHU is our Japanese cooking knife brand name and, Kiryu Manufactureing Co. is made the blades which is very skillful craftsmanship in Sanjyo, Niigata. The company which produces this blade also makes their own brand knives, and they make so many of the other famous knife makers knives in Japan. They make lots of OEM products, so their own brand name might not see often.
It is western style handle on it, but it is used Sanmai-uchi which is soft iron (stainless) cladding core steel (blue 2, pure carbon steel), so it is able to bring up higher HRC compared with mono steel blade. The handle is made by solid Hawaiian curly Koa.
Blade Length from the tip to the heel; 6 3/4inch (170mm) Handle Length; 4 5/8 inch (117mm) Total Length; 11 3/4 inch (297mm) Knife weight is 5.9oz. The spine width nearby the heel is 2.0mm (1/16 inch) wide. The width from the heel to the spine; 46mm HANDLE; custom solid Hawaiian curly Koa with three brass pins BLADE; core steel (blue 2 steel) is cladding by stainless iron