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 bunka, “cultural knife”, is inter-changeable with the santoku though the sharper angled tip is very handy for fine knife work. Great for home cooks and professionals.
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.