These are very interesting knives. Kawamura san have a unique kurouchi patterned finish in White#2 and Polished Finished in Core White#1.
I was impressed with White#1 because of very unique look and added in my product category.
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Yoshimune White #1 Santoku 165mm
It is really well made knife featuring a unique and attractive stainless steel cladding. The stainless steel cladding is finished in a really unique and attractive “pressed wood” manner. We are very happy to be able to offer these fine knives to our customers in the Australia.
The White #1 line of knives are constructed with an inner core of Hitachi White Paper #1 carbon steel. This alloy is also known as Shirogami No.1 or Shiroko No.1. It is a hard steel with a very fine granular structure. It has the highest carbon content of all the White steels which results in a blade that is the easiest to sharpen. As it is a carbon steel it will discolor or corrode if not cared for properly.
It has simple traditional smoked magnolia handle.
Blade Length: 165 mm
Overall Length: 306 mm