Tamahagane SAN Stainless Steel Laminated Wood 3-Pc Knife Set in a Gift Box

Model Number: SN-3301

The SAN range of Tamahagane knives features 3 ply stainless steel construction....

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Tamahagane knives are manufactured by Kataoka and Company in Niigata, Japan. The word tamahagane means precious steel. Historically, the word tamahagane has been known as a particular, very pure and high-quality steel produced using traditional Japanese techniques. Today, Kataoka uses Tamahagane as the brand name for the exceptional knives it makes from similar quality steels produced using modern techniques. With their unsurpassed sharpness and edge retention, these knives are definitely precious steel.

SN series

The Tamahagane SAN TSUBAME knives feature 3-ply stainless steel construction. The middle layer is VG No. 5. This layer is very hard and acts as the cutting edge. The two outside layers are made of SUS410 stainless steel. The outside layers are softer and more stain resistant than the cutting edge and actually protect the cutting edge.

The SAN TSUBAME knives are balanced with a stainless steel weight which attaches to the tang and is visible at the heel of the handle. Not only does this add to the beauty of the design, it also creates fantastic balance. The SAN TSUBAME pakkawood knives feature a handle that is made of a rich, dark laminated wood. The wood is a dark birch.

We apply an authentic blade cut with a sharpening stone and a durable cutting edge for a long time.

3-layer steelIt is corrosion resistant to chromium 13 stainless steel, the highest grade vanadium steel in the cutting steel is cut in the part of the blade, it is a product manufactured with the latest equipment and advanced technology, so you get sharpness on a large scale from the beginning of use I'll do it

Making these blades by professional technicians, the base of the blade is sharpened with a rough grinding / polishing half of the ground with water to facilitate the sharpening before the real cut.

It is hygienic because it completely seals the mouth and the handle.

Use mycarta linen which is very excellent in water resistance and corrosion resistance.

Sheet / molybdenum ·

Vanadium steel / linen mycarta interruption handle


  • The Tamahagane 3-Pc Knife Set in a Gift Box are manufactured by Kataoka and Company in Niigata, Japan.
  • The 3-ply stainless steel has an original thickness of 20 mm and is thinned by repeated rolling to a thickness of 2 mm. You might want to look at this rolling process as a modern forging technique. Also, this rolling process removes all the impurities in the steel leaving you with a very hard, very pure stainless steel.
  • After the rolling processes, the V-G No. 5 cutting edge reaches a hardness of 61 degrees on the Rockwell scale and a final thickness of .65 mm. The outside layers each reach a thickness of .675 mm. There are several different VG stainless steels. Kataoka selected V-G No. 5 stainless steel for the SAN TSUBAME knives, because V-G No. 5 can be hardened as hard as any of the other V-G steels but has superior edge retention.
  • Using scientific testing equipment (CATRA), Kataoka was able to show that their knives stayed sharper longer than knives made from other VG steels. The edge on the SAN TSUBAME knives is a minute, beveled edge. The angle of the edge is between 14 and 15 degrees. To appreciate the quality of the edge, you must first look at its incredible mirror polish and then try cutting with it.
  • Kataoka has achieved the perfect balance between sharpness and strength with the SAN TSUBAME edges.
  • The blade of the SAN TSUBAME is hand-hammered about half way down from the spine. The whole blade is then sandblasted. The sandblasting only affects the softer SUS410 outside layers leaving the outside layers with a matte finish and the VG No. 5 core with a mirror polish. The hammering and sandblasting give the SAN TSUBAME a very rich appearance.

Dimensions(inch): 14 x 2 x 1
Wight: 1.00 lb
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