Yoshimune Kuoruchi Tsuchime Blue Super Santoku 165mm
Yoshimune knives are crafted in the Tosa region of Japan by a small team of blacksmiths, an area with a 400 year history of edged tool making. The blades are more of a workhorse than a laser, with enough steel behind the edge to not be classed as fragile. The fit and finish is very good for this price range, they have great balance and feel, and feature the traditional rustic black kurouchi finish and octagon handles.
Best paired with a camellia oil, wooden saya and a 1000/6000 whetstone
Blue Super is an upgraded version of Blue 2 Carbon Steel. It is still high-carbon non-stainless, but has added extra elements over the other Blue's, resulting in longer-lasting sharpness, higher hardness, better toughness and less reactivity.
|Blade Height @ Heel:||41mm|
|Spine Thickness @ Heel:||2mm|
|Spine Thickness @ Mid:||1.8mm|
|Spine Thickness 1cm from tip:||1mm|
|Blade Material:||Blue Super Core w/stainless clad|
|Handle Material:||Octagon Walnut w/Black Pakka Wood Bolster