Tamahagane Knives are made by the Kataoka factory in Niigata Japan. Kataoka specialises in the use of VG-5 stainless steel. VG-5 is very similar to the more widely used VG-10, considered to be the best of the stainless steels for knife making. VG-5 is a lower alloyed version of the VG family, with better edge retention and making it slightly easier to sharpen.

Choose from 4 of their knife ranges, Bamboo, San, San Tsubame and San Sakura.

Tamahagane San

Tamahagane's core range, featuring three ply stainless steel blades with VG-5 cores and outer layers of 18/10 stainless steel. Each blade is about 2mm thick and finished with a razor sharp bevelled edge. The San series is completed with laminated brown pakkawood handles, weighted for balance.


Tamahagane San Tsubame

3 Ply steel blades with cores of VG-5 and outer layers of 18/10 stainless steel. The knife blades are given a hammered Tsuchime effect with a satin polish. Like the San series, the Tsubame series have weighted black pakkawood handles for balance and comfort.


Tamahagane Bamboo

Tamahagane's all stainless steel knife range. 3 Ply steel handles with VG-5 cores and outer layers of 18/10 stainless steel. The Bamboo range features a hollow stainless steel handle in the shape of the bamboo plant, a symbol of prosperity in Japan.

Tamahagane San Sakura

Tamahagane's newest range of knives, featuring a single layer of AUS6 stainless steel. Razor sharp edges, but a value Japanese knife option.

Tamahagane Accessories including knife blocks and sharpeners.

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