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Tadafusa Blue 2 Nashiji Santoku 170mm

$155.00 USD $139.00 USD
Knife Information

Tadafusa manufacture their knives in the city of Sanjo, well known across Japan as the ‘town of blacksmiths’. The likes of Yoshikane, Hinoura, and Kawamura all hail from the same city. Tadafusa was founded in 1948 by Sone Torasaburo, who began making sickles, knives, and other bladed tools using traditional forging methods, but then began to specialise in kitchen knives, which has culminated in the immaculate pieces you see here.

 Best paired with a camellia oil, wooden saya and a 1000/6000 whetstone

This knife is great for:

✅ Those wanting a fairly easy knife to maintain, but don't mind carbon steel maintenance

✅ Those who like slightly thicker and heavier knives with comfy western style handles

✅ Pinch grip cutters

✅ General purpose cutting (veg, smaller and larger meats etc)

Specifications
Style: Santoku
Blade Length: 170mm
Overall Length: 324mm
Weight: 141g
Blade Height: 40mm
Bevel: Double Bevel
Spine Thickness @ Heel: 3.3mm
Spine Thickness @ Mid: 2mm
Spine Thickness 1cm from tip: 0.9m
Blade Material: Blue 2 Core w/stainless clad, Integral Bolster
Handle Material: Ambidextrous Walnut Hybrid
HRC: ~62

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Blade Type

The Santoku knife, a classic in Japanese kitchens, translates to "three virtues," symbolizing its proficiency in slicing, dicing, and mincing. With a shorter, versatile blade and a balanced design, it's ideal for a range of tasks, from cutting meat to chopping vegetables, making it a beloved all-purpose tool.

Steel Type

Japanese Blue Steel #2, or "Aogami" #2, is a revered high-carbon steel alloyed with low amounts of chromium and tungsten. It strikes an excellent balance between durability, edge retention, and ease of sharpening. Slightly more ductile than Blue #1, it's widely used in crafting traditional Japanese knives, beloved by chefs for its resilience and sharpness, albeit is slightly softer than Blue 1.

Recommended Maintenance

Store it in a dry environment using magnetic strips, knife rolls, or sayas. Avoid hitting hard or frozen objects and twisting the blade while cutting. These knives are not dishwasher safe. Clean with hot water and a soft cloth, and dry immediately after use to prevent rust spots on the high carbon steel. For more information please read the blog below.

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Knife Care

This knife is made from a high-carbon, semi-stainless steel and will be robust and resistant to rust. While it will not rust quickly like pure carbon, it is still best practice to not leave this knife wet for extended periods as it's stain-less, not stain-none! A light patina (colouration and seasoning of the steel) will still form over time.

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