Kanetsune Petty KC-204.
KC-204 Petty Knife 150mm
Kanetsune Seki KC-200 series knives are made of a 33-Layer stainless Damascus-patterned blade with a VG-10 cutting core, which provides excellent edge retention.
●BLADE LENGTH : 150mm (5.9″)
●OVERALL LENGTH : 265mm (10.4″)
●BLADE STEEL : VG-10 Stainless Steel Core / Damascus 33 Layers
●HRC : 60-61
●BLADE THICKNESS : 1.8mm
●HANDLE : Dark Blue Plastic w/ Stainless Bolster
●WEIGHT : 106g (3.7oz.)
Made in Japan
The highest grade Damascus Chef’s Knife series of Kanetsune Seki are getting a tremendous evaluation in the world. The series has been attracting attention from chefs of exclusive restaurants in the world too. The Damascus steel weaved 33-layers is not only beautiful,but also high-grade for strength, durability, sharpness.
Steel VG-10 is adopted, because it is resistant to rust, and superior general-purpose properties ,can be used professional use as well as even at home with ease .
VG-10 is high-carbon stainless steel containing cobalt, hard and HRC is 60-61. The material is excellent sharpness and wear resistance. So spreads between professionals. It is developed and made by Takefu Special Steel Co.,Ltd. It’s Japanese company.
If the entire blade is very hard, it is difficult to sharpen. If the edge is soft, it is dull, and the sharpness falls immediately. So the hard material is used in the center only, the soft material is used in the side.
About Japanese Knives
Japanese knives are made by craftsmen and machines,so there are scratches. Almost Japanese knives are thin blade. Don’t hit and cut frozen food or bones, the edge will be chipped or broken.
About Seki City
The manufacturer is located in Seki City, Gifu Prefecture. The city is a well-known producer of cutlery all of the world too. Now approximately 70% of cutlery is made from Seki in Japan.
About 780 years ago, swordsmith Motoshige(name of man) of Kyushu (name of area) moved to Seki city, then Japanese sword was made in Seki for the first time at that time. Then, a number of master craftsman was born from Seki city.
According to a change of the world, swordsmith had ups and downs, and the demand for sword decreased in about 300 years ago, and some swordsmiths transferred to agriculture smithery who hit a kitchen knife, the sickle.
In 1876, the government issued the decree banning the wearing of swords. So most of the swordsmiths transferred to the production of practical home knives, and the production of pocketknives introduced by Europe and America was begun too. Forged cutlery is exported to Korea in 1894, pocket knife has been shipped to Canada in 1897. Metal western tableware (spoon, knife, fork,) in 1919, Production of razor began in 1932,Before the war, exports to Southeast Asia were also actively carried out.
After Second World War, Kitchen knife, scissors, pocket knife, nail clippers, razors, tableware, and outdoor knife is made, these are exported to various countries including America, Europe. The city get praise from all over the world as well as Solingen of Germany. Along with Solingen (Germany) , Sheffield (United Kingdom), and these are called 3S of cutlery.
The characteristics of the production of cutlery in the city is various kinds of small quantity production, continue to create new products incorporating a number of the modern sense in traditional techniques.