JAPANESE KNIVES AND KNIFE SHARPENING
Tsunehisa knives come from various blacksmiths and factories from around Japan. They make many different style blades made from a range of steels. High performing and affordable knives they are a great entry knife into the Japanese knife world.
The Nakiri, “leaf cutter”, is a double bevel, thin bladded knife designed for vegetable cutting. The flat grind of the blade makes for good chopping board contact so no more “accordion” vegetables. This is not a cleaver.
Ginsan is a high carbon, stainless steel made by Hitachi Steel. It was designed as a stainless steel that has similar sharpening and edge retention to Japanese carbon steels but is also corrosion resistant. This is a great steel for a professional kitchen or as a first Japanese knife. These knives come stainless steel clad with a Nashiji finish.
Measurements and photographs are taken from a random knife and may differ from the knife you receive.