Kaneshige ("金重作") blade only, Santoku (universal knife),160 mm, SRS13 powder steel core
Kaneshige ("金重作") Santoku
Japanese universal knife (Wa-santoku blade) made of very hard and rust-resistant SRS13 steel in the core. This blade is hardened and sharpened.
- Cutting length 160 mm
- Height 48 mm
- Steel: SRS13 steel in the core with 2 softer layers of steel on the outside (all rust resistant)
- Made by Kaneshige Hamono a sister company of Konosuke.
- With hand chiseled Kaneshige characters in Kanji.
- Rockwell hardness: 63 HRc
SRS13 steel, developed by Nachi-Fujikoshi, is the new innovative super stainless steel for powder metallurgy, which can be treated up to HRc 64. Sometimes blacksmiths choose not to push the hardness (HRc) to the extreme, leaving room for some flexibility. Compared to SG2/R2 steel, SRS13 steel has less chance of chipping or damage due to this flexibility.
With Nakago for Japanese handles. Loose handles can be ordered on our website. Blades might have some minor scratches due to manual sharpening and transport.