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Simply Native Japan



Regular price $185.00 AUD
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Seki city in Gifu, Japan is known as a Japan's best cutlery town.

This sophisticated knife with a wooden handle brings you a feeling of “Peace” and comfort in your kitchen. The handle is crafted into a heptagon shape, offering you a secure grip and balanced heft. 

​The knife incorporates a “Hamaguri” shaped blade, originating from the Samurai sword, that let you cut effortlessly in a straight line. The detailed hammer-forged patterns on the blade reflect traditional bladesmithing techniques.

The core of the blade is made out of high quality stainless steel called VG2 which is clad between the layers of SUS410, a stainless steel with low hardening characteristic helps to prevent the cracking of the metal. 

Together, they build one of the most durable and long-lasting blades. Our special heat treating technique combined with sub-zero cooling at -70 degrees Celsius creates extremely durable, flexible, unbreakable blades with superior edge holding ability.

At Simply Native, many of our customers have asked us for an entry-level Japanese knife that is easy to maintain. So we decided to add to our collection Seki Kanetsugu knives, which are made by a sword smith with 700 years of tradition and make knives in stainless steel. Unlike carbon steel, stainless steel knife requires no maintenance.
Their knives are also very well designed. Every knife is made with care from various in-house artisans, led by the current head of the family, Kawamura-san.
We hope you will try them as an introduction to Japanese kitchen knives.

Blade length: 8 1/4 in.

Sekikanetsugu ’関兼次’
Seki Kanetsugu’関兼次’ produces knives by mixing traditional skills, which it has inherited from the seven hundred-year-old traditional art of Japanese samurai sword making, with the latest advances in modern technology.
Through this process they can bring the sharpness of a Japanese samurai sword into the kitchen, allowing for unparalleled precision and ease of use that will suit any lifestyle.

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