About This Item
TESSHU Wa Petty Knife 180mm Ginsan-Ko blade with Ho Octagonal Shaped handle
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 to finish quenching and tempering processes. His forging speed is super fast that is very important skill to have great cutlery at HIzukuri (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.
Ginsan-Ko is high Carbon stainless steel. Ginsan-Ko: C; 0.95-1.10%, Si; less than 0.35, Mn.; 0.60-1.00%, P; less than 0.30, S; less than 0.20%, Chrome; 13.0-14.50%
Blade Length (from the tip to the machi); 7 1/4inch (180mm) Handle Length; 4 15/16 inch (125mm) Total Length; 12 1/4 inch (310mm) Knife weight is 2.8oz. The heel part of the spine width is 2.8mm (1/8 inch) wide. The width from the heel to the spine; 30mm HANDLE; Ho (magnolia) octagonal shaped water buffalo horn bolster BLADE; Ginsan Steel Blade with Sanmai Uchi (Ginsan steel is sandwiched by soft stainless iron).