Santoku • 165 mm • 1K6 core • plywood handle • for right and left handed use
Features of the 555 series
Kanetsune used for the 555 series 1K6 steel. This is a mono steel, which they harden to 58-59 HRC. The handle is made of light brown plywood.
A simple design, high quality and user-friendly, all for a good price!
Elwin de Veld about Kanetsune
Kitasho Co., Ltd. was established in Seki City, Japan in 1964. Since 1930 their ancesters have created Kanetsune cutlery. Seki city is located in the middle of Japan and is worldwide known as: “The City of Cutlery”.
The brand name “Kanetsune” was named after a famous sword smith, Kanetsune lived in Muromachi period around 14-15 century. He made extremely keen and tough Katanas that were known by many Samurais in Japan and overseas. Some of his swords are displayed in the Katana museum in Seki city. Nowadays Kanetsune is an up to date factory, combining craftmanship with modern machines, producing refined knives for homecooks and young professionals.