Kanehide Bessaku is a specialty brand of knives that are made in the center of Japanese knife making, Seki City. They have been making blades for many different needs and uses with an emphasis on butchering, filleting, and other meat processing functions. Their products are very well made and use some of the top steels available, including the popular semi-stainless alloy, PS60. This steel is used in the manufacture of razor blades as well as other cutting tools. PS60 is almost identical to AEB-L and 13C26. Kanehide is able to increase the hardness to HRC 60-61 through special heat treating; they also increase the wear resistance by giving the blades a cryogenic treatment with liquid nitrogen at minus 180 degrees Celsius.
The Kanehide PS60 Wa Handled Gyuto
knife is the result of a request we made to their blacksmith to make a wa handled laser version of their very popular PS60 mono steel gyuto
. The result speaks for itself. We are amazed by the quality of this knife and its cutting abilities. It performs way outside its price range, offering both new and established chefs a robust, easy to maintain kitchen tool at a really attractive price.
Construction: Mono Steel, Laser Cut
Steel Used: PS60 Stainless
Weight: 6.1 oz/ 172g
Blade Length: 243 mm
Overall Lentgh: 402 mm
Spine Thickness at Heel: 2.2 mm
Blade Height at Heel: 50.2 mm
Handle: Custom Octagonal