Yoshikane SKD Nashiji Kiritsuke Gyuto 240mm Walnut Wood
Brand: Yoshikane Hamono 吉 金 刃 物
Blacksmith: Kazuomi Yamamoto
Profile: Kiritsuke Gyuto
Steel Type: Semi Oxidisable
Handle: Walnut wood and Pakka ring
Blade length: 240mm
Finish: Nashiji, Kasumi and mirror finish on the edge.
Hardness: 64 HRC
Yoshikane Hamono is located in Sanjo, Niigata and founded in 1919. It is headed by Mr. Kazuomi Yoshida who continues to excel and evolve in the manufacture of high quality kitchen knives. This series is forged in SKD and coated with stainless steel. SKD is considered a semi-stainless and will slowly form a patina over time. SKD has very good edge holding ability, toughness and very easy sharpening. In my opinion, this knife is among the best in terms of cutting capacity and value for money.