Tessen by Tanaka Tamahagane Petty-Utility 145mm Wild Cherry Handle

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Tessen by Tanaka

Tatara steelmaking is an ancient Japanese method that has been passed down for over 1400 years. Tamahagane, is a type of special steel made in a Tatara (a clay tub furnace) which is now used as a material for Japanese swords with high artistic value. This knife is made from the precious Tamahagane. The number of craftsmen who carry on the Tatara steelmaking is decreasing, and only the small amount of kitchen knives can be made using Tamahagane.

Knife Type: Petty-Utility
Steel Type: Tamahagane (Carbon Steel, Rust Prone)
Blade Hardness: HRC
Blade Type: Single edged blade
Blade Length: 145mm (5.7")
Blade Height: 28mm (1.1")
Blade Thickness: 2.4mm (0.1")
Ferrule Material: Black Pakka wood
Handle Material: Wild Cherry
Handle Length: 124mm (4.9")
Weight: 85g (3 ounces)

Use and Care
- Do not attempt to cut, hit or chop frozen products or bones. The blade can chip or break.
- Hand wash with warm water and towel dry.
- Use a sharpening stone to maintain the sharpness of the blade.
- Do not use a dishwasher to clean your knife.

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