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Seki Kanetsugu Zuiun Bunka 180mm

Seki Kanetsugu Zuiun Bunka 180mm

Regular price $239.00 USD
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Created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Seki Kanetsugu, the “Zuiun” series kitchen knives are made with R2/SG2 high-speed powder core steel, heat-treated and cold-treated to 62-63 HRC, enabling superb edge retention. This is the highest level of fit and finishes by Kanetsugu, with a beautiful Damascus cladding that is almost mirror-like.

With a beautiful tapering, the knife has an excellent edge geometry. Supported by the harder SG2 steel, the knife maker was able to achieve excellent thinness behind the edge, facilitating great cutting performance. This kitchen knife features a special Shichikaku (Heptagon) handle made of brown pakkawood, with a beautiful mosaic pin for decoration. The "Zuiun" offers one of the best overall fit and finishes at this price range. All knives in this series come in a lovely Paulownia wood box.

Seki Kanetsugu was founded more than a century ago in 1918 by Matsujiro Kawamura, the descendant of Kanetsugu the swordsmith, who first started making swords in the year 1345. For three generations, the Kawamuras have worked hard to build a knife workshop that is worthy of the Kanetsugu name. Combining Seki's knife making tradition and newer approaches such as "sub-zero process", Seki Kanatsugu has become a major kitchen knife maker in Japan. In 2018, Kanetsugu celebrated their centenary by launching the brand new “Zuiun” (瑞雲) series, with the finest Damascus steel that recreates the good omen Buddhism symbol of clouds.

Blade Type: Bunka
Spine Thickness at Heel: 2.2mm 
Blade Length:180mm
Overall Length: 330mm 
Weight: 130g
Core: SG2 / R2
HRC: 63
Cladding: 64 Layer Damascus
Handle: Heptagonal Pakkawood with white spacer and Mosiac Pin

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