The word Tamahagane means precious steel. Historically, the word Tamahagane has been known as a particular, very pure and high quality steel produced using traditional Japanese techniques. The Kataoka factory in Niigata Japan uses Tamahagane as its brand name, making exceptional knives that are unsurpassed in sharpness and edge retention.
Tamahagane Tsubame Knives are made with a 3 ply stainless steel constuction. The middle layer is VG-5 which forms the edge of the blade. This layer is exceptionally hard (61 HRC), it is as hard as VG-10 stainless steel but has superior edge retention. The two outer layers are made of SUS-410 stainless steel, which is softer and more stain resistant in order to protect the cutting edge. In all the knife blade material is rolled and thinned to a thickness of just 2mm. The knives are given a ‘hammered finish’ to prevent food from sticking to the blades and add to the beauty of the knives.
Tamahagane San Tsubame knives are given a bevelled edge of around 15 degrees, giving an incredibly sharp finish. The knives are finished off with a black wood, laminate handle which contains a weight to balance the blade.
San Tamahagane Tsubame 5 Piece Knife Block Set with 4 Knives. We have put together a fantastic set of Tamahagane knives to cover all your kitchen needs. These knives all sit comfortably in Tamahagane's own branded wood and magnetic Block set, which look stunning when put together. Buying in a set offers considerable savings over buying the knives individually. Set Contains: SNMH-1109 - 9cm Paring Knife, SNMH-1105 - 21cm Chef's Knife, SNMH-1107 - 15cm Utility Knife, SNMH-1115 - 16cm Santoku.
All of these knives sit comfortably in the block and look great together. This set is put together by Knives From Japan and so each item will arrive packaged individually. In the rare event one item is out of stock we will call to advise a replacement item if we receive an order. As with all our knives, we recommend hand washing only