Inherited from their ancestral Japanese sword-smith, Kanetsugu dating back to Muromachi-era (700 years ago), Seki Kanetsugu (est 1918) utilizes traditional blade-manufacturing method and incorporates it into modern technology in their knife making today.
Seki city (Gifu Prefecture) is known as one of the world's most famous knife producing regions (like Solingen in Germany) and the majority of kitchen knives in Japan are made in this city. Hamaguri-ba (clam-shape blade) and subzero quenching treatment are some of the features unique to Seki knives.
Blade: Molybdenum/Vanadium high carbon stainless steel
Handle: Laminated reinforced wood
Whole length: 38cm
Blade length: 26cm