Mainly for cutting vegetables, they are for general house hold use.
Item Condition : Brand New
Brand : Kanetsune Seki
Model : KC-900 Series
Type : Nakiri Knife
Total length : 290mm (11.4")
Blade length : 160mm (6.3")
Blade width : 45mm (1.8")
Blade thickness : 1.8mm (0.07")
Net weight : About 185g
HRC : 60-62
Blade : VG-10 Stainless steel core / 17 layers Damascus
Handle : Mahogany Paywood w / Stainless steel bolster
Hammered beautiful "Tsuchime" finish Damascus-clad blades made of VG-10 cutting core w/ 17 layers stainless steel which provides excellent edge retention, HRC 60-62.
"Tsuchime" finish can also make foods release quickly from the blade.
Nice Mahogany wood handles are basic and simple shape that are excellent grip and wear well.
Full tang constructions with stainless bolster.
Stainless steel is rust resistant, but less sharp than carbon steel.
However, most Japanese stainless steel blades are mixed with various steel materials to increase sharpness.
You will find that some stainless steel blades will retain its sharpness as much as those made of carbon steel.
Those stainless steel blades are not as rust resistant as blades made of 100% stainless steel.
They may get rusty if you store them without properly drying after use, or leave them without washing for a long period of time after cutting high acidic food such as lemons.
Stainless steel blades are recommended for those who do not want to spend time on maintenance as they do not rust as easily as carbon steel blades.
Please make sure you wipe water out and store it.
Made in SEKI JAPAN