Seki Kanetsugu Zuiun knives are hamaguri convex hand ground damascus clad SG2 stainless steel with a seven sided septagonal pakka wood handle. These come in a kiri wood box with a rough black lacquered wooden saya.
Kanetsugu’s sub zero heat treated SG2 steel is a stainless powder metal with a fine grain structure and a good blend of toughness, easy sharpening (especially for a stainless steel at this hardness) and a great edge life.
The convex hand ground blades are light but have very little flex giving them a solid feel. They cut very smoothly and have a minimum of wedging, the convex grind and irregular etched damascus cladding make for excellent food release. Handles are made of 7 sided black stamina wood; which is an extremely stable material fabricated with resin-impregnated wood veneer.
Seki Kanetsugu have been making knives since 1918 in Seki city in Gifu prefecture. Knife making in Seki traces it’s history to katana making in the 1300’s, while making swords and kitchen knives are quite different this concentration of skilled craftspeople led Seki to be an important center of knifemaking.
|Steel Type||Sub Zero treated SG2 powder metal|
|Handle Material||Pakka Wood|
|Height at Heel||45 mm|
|Overall Length||360 mm|
|Cutting Edge Length||209 mm|