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Yoshikane 240mm SKD Tsuchime Wa- gyuto

Made in Niigata Japan Yoshikane is a family business, Mr Tsuneo Yoshida a third generation bladesmith forges traditional Japanese and western style knives with his two nephews Kazuimi and Masashi. Western style knives are forged with a soft 405 stainless steel cladding with tsuchime hammer markings (jigane) and a hard SKD tool steel core (higane) making the cutting edge. SKD was originally formulated for metal cutting applications and holds a razor sharp edge for a long time, it is tempered to HRC 64. These knives can be sharpened at a very low angle making for very smooth cutting despite the slightly thicker blade. Great for vegetables and boneless meat these blades can also handle softer fish bones such as salmon and cod with no problem. For the degree of edge life and toughness of this steel it feels very smooth when sharpening with Japanese whetstones, the final honing is very managable as the burr is removed fairly easily.

240mm gyuto is a popular size among professional chefs especially for those that need a knife to work with larger items/quantities at a nice quick pace. Due to the lightness of the knife despite it’s larger length it does not feel oversized, you quickly appreciate the extra blade.

204 grams 243mm tip to chin 254mm tip to machi 398mm overall 49mm wide at chin:
All knives sold by Bernal Cutlery include a free Japanese whetstone sharpening. For knives with a good out of the box sharpness this can either be redeemed at our shop or by mail in with our sharpening coupon and $5 return postage (we are happy to split the difference for return shipping charges). For knives with a less than perfect factory edge the free sharpening can be redeemed before leaving the shop or before shipping. Some vintage and antique knives are left unsharpened and it is not uncommon for new French knives to arrive with a very basic edge from the factory. With either vintage or French knives if you would like your free sharpening please inquire at the time of purchase.

Price : $280.00

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