GOKADEN BLUE STEEL CLAD SANTOKU KNIFEMASA-BSL MASA-BSL
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What is Blue Steel?
- Excellent cutting performance
- Retain maximum sharpness
- Easy to sharpen
Blue steel has tungsten and chromium added to the iron and carbon to create an easier tempering process and also a knife that holds its edge -longer-lasting sharpness.
Produced by MASA
Produce by 'MASA' "GOKADEN BLUE STEEL SANTOKU KNIFE"
which is completely hand forged and use Blue steel in center of the blade. It gives amazing sharpness and excellent edge retention.
This line is made especially for house use all purpose knife with skilled blacksmith in Echizen Takefu knife village which is in 700 years of history.
Size comes in Regular (165mm) and small (145mm)
Blade: Blue steel Double edged blade
History of Gokaden
Japanese swords were researched after every battle and were renovated to improve its effects. Furthermore, many talented blacksmiths started emerging during the late Heian to the Kamakura period and five producing districts-Yamato, Bizen, Yamashiro, Soushu, Mino-were established, each with their own style and technique in forging Japanese swords. In the Katana industry, these five areas became generically known as the “Gokaden” during the Meiji period(1868-1911)
After MASA visited these areas and he said to himself, GOKADEN would be the perfect name for his knives. His knives are reflection of traditional art of Japanese sword which hand forged by skilled craftsman, sharp as a razor and edge retention is like no other. The Japanese tradition of beauty and excellence that’s what HITACHIYA KNIVES are.
Masa believes one great knife can be cherished for a lifetime.
He sincerely hope that HITACHIYA KNIFE will be the your one.