Yoshikane Nashiji SKD Gyuto 180mm
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Yoshikane Hamono is located in Sanjo, Niigata and founded in 1919. It is lead by Mr. Kazuomi Yoshida who continues to excel and evolve in making high grade kitchen knives. This series is forged from SKD tool steel and cladded in stainless steel. SKD is considered a semi stainless and will form a patina slowly over time. SKD has great edge life, toughness, and sharpens very easily. Extremely even grinds that are very thin behind the edge. Thicker spine out of the handle with forged distal taper and very thin tips. These knives in our opinion are among the top in terms of cutting ability and overall quality. Fitted with an octagonal burnt chestnut handle and buffalo ferrule.
Edge Length: 185mm
Height at heel: 45mm
Spine thickness above heel / at 1cm from tip: 4.0mm / 0.7mm