Kanehiro Uchi Hamono, founded in 1928 in Takefu Village, Echizen, Japan, is a renowned knife-making company. Originally led by Kanehiro himself, it later came under the stewardship of the esteemed blacksmith Hiroshi Kato, holder of the Certification of the Traditional Craftsmen. Recently, Yoshimi Kato, son of Hiroshi Kato, has taken over the reins of the Kanehiro Knife Company.
One of our favorite choices is the Ginsan steel due to its exceptional balance of sharpness and durability. This steel is easy to use and maintain, providing a pleasant cutting experience. The blade features a G-3 core, enveloped by a softer stainless steel cladding with an attractive nashiji (pear skin) finish. Unlike high carbon steel blades, this knife requires less rigorous cleaning and drying.
blade showcases a purposeful design with a reverse tanto-style tip and a short, tall profile. It has gained popularity for its versatile capabilities, excelling in cutting, slicing, and chopping tasks.
Blacksmith: Yoshimi Kato
Location: Echizen, Japan
Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
Core Steel: Ginsan (G-3)
Cladding: Stainless Nashiji
Handle: Maple Octagonal
Ferrule: Brown Pakka Wood
Engraving: Laser Engraved
Edge: Even Grind (See Choil Shot)
Weight: 4.6 ounces / 136g
Thickness at Heel: 3 mm
Blade Height: 46.7 mm
Edge Length: 169mm
The photo is the knife style you will get.