The Tsubame series is made by Kataoka hamono of Niigata, Japan. Kataoka hamono, founded in 1958, is also the maker of the Brieto and Tamahagane brands which are popular in the Japanese domestic market.
If you want a wa-gyuto that is hygienic, this is the answer. The handle is made of elastomer resin with an antibacterial agent called Novalon AGZ330. The handle feels good in the hand thanks to its rubber-like properties. It is also heat-resistant and can withstand temperatures up to 115C. This is a practical, affordable, and reliable petty knife; a true bang-for-the-buck.
Construction type: monosteel Steel category: stainless Steel type: Molybdenum Vanadium
Total length: 246mm Blade length: 121mm Blade height at heel: 28.6mm Spine thickness at handle: 1.6mm Spine thickness at heel: 1.6mm Spine thickness at middle: 1.3mm Spine thickness 1cm from the tip: 0.7mm Weight: 58g
Edge/bevel: 50:50 Handle: elastomer resin Hand orientation: ambidextrous
· · · · · · · · · · · · · Exclusive of shipping fee. We ship worldwide via EMS.
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