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Tsunehisa Kurouchi Blue Super Nashiji Gyuto 180mm - Maple

$259.00 AUD $233.10 AUD

Specifications

Style: Gyuto
Blade Length: 185mm
Overall Length: 332mm
Weight: 150g
Blade Height @ Heel: 43mm
Bevel: Double Bevel
Spine Thickness @ Mid: 4mm
Blade Material: Blue Super Core, Stainless Nashiji Kurouchi Clad
HRC: 63
Handle Material: Octagon Maple

 

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Blade Type

The Petty knife, a quintessential tool in Japanese cuisine, is a smaller utility knife used for precise, delicate tasks. Often considered a smaller sibling to the chef's knife, it excels in hand-held tasks like peeling, trimming, and intricate cutting. Its versatility makes it an essential for detailed culinary work.

Steel Type

Japanese Blue Super Steel, an elite variant of the "Aogami" series, is a high-carbon steel alloyed with chromium, tungsten, and added vanadium. This composition enhances its wear resistance, edge retention, and overall toughness. It will still rust if left wet for too long, but not as quickly as any of the other carbon steels. Favored in fine knife crafting, Blue Super Steel is renowned for producing exceptionally sharp and durable Japanese knives.

Recommended Maintenance

Store it in a dry environment using magnetic strips, knife rolls, or sayas. Avoid hitting hard or frozen objects and twisting the blade while cutting. These knives are not dishwasher safe. Clean with hot water and a soft cloth, and dry immediately after use to prevent rust spots on the high carbon steel. For more information please read the blog below.

Introducing

Tsunehisa

Tsunehisa is a collaborative brand of makers from Sakai, Tosa, and other famous knifemaking regions of Japan. These knives draw on the expertise of each region in relation to their particular steel types. For example Tosa is known for their spectacular Ginsan, Sakai with carbon steels. The Tsunehisa brand represent exceptional value for money with fantastic fit and finish paired with the best knifemaking steels Japan has to offer.

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Knife Care

This knife is made from a high-carbon, semi-stainless steel and will be robust and resistant to rust. While it will not rust quickly like pure carbon, it is still best practice to not leave this knife wet for extended periods as it's stain-less, not stain-none! A light patina (colouration and seasoning of the steel) will still form over time.

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