Tamahagane Knives made in Niigata Japan specialise in the use of VG-5 stainless steel to manufacture a fantastic range of traditional Japanese knives. VG-5 is similar to the more widely used VG-10 stainless steel but considered slightly easier to sharpen and better for edge retention. Tamahagane knives incorporate a 3 layer construction consisting of an inner core of the extremely hard VG5 steel for superior sharpness and strength, sandwiched between two softer layers of stainless steel for protection and flexibility. Available in Tamahagane Bamboo, Tamahagane San, Tamahagane San Tsubame ranges.
The Tamahagane Bamboo range has a 3-layer blades with a bamboo effect hollow weighted handle, designed to fit your hand for a better grip. The resulting knife is a unique and full stainless steel Japanese style knife offering great cutting performance. This comprehensive range offers knives from the tiny Tamahagane Bamboo TK-1109 9cm Paring knife right up to the impressive Tamahagane Bamboo TK-1103 27cm Chefs knife.
The Tamahagane San range of knives have a 3- layer blades with a classical natural Pakkawood handle. The natural wood of the handle contrasts beautifully with the shining steel of every Tamahagane San Knife. The resulting knife is a classical Japanese knife offering stunning performance. The Tamahagane San range includes the very popular Tamahagane San SN-2122 Carving Set.
The Tamahagane San Tsubame range offers the 3-layer blades with a hammered finish which prevents food from sticking to the blades and adds to the beauty of the knife. Each knife is finished with a black Micarta handle which is weighted for balance to produce a high performance stunning looking knife.The Tamahagane ranges offer a selection of Japanese and Western knives including the Nakiri knife, Sujihiki knife, Santoku knife, Paring knife, Peeling knife, Utility knife Slicer knife and Cooks knife.