The Kanehide PS line of knives are made with PS60 (Pure Steel 60) stainless steel. This steel is based on Hitachiís Gin5 which is favored by many razor blade manufacturers. It is taken to a new level by the use of a special heat treatment which increases the hardness to 60-61 HRC. They also add a level of increased wear resistance by cryogenically treating the steel with liquid nitrogen.
It is a mono steel construction, no layers or cladding. The knife is quite light and is a very nimble item in the hand. It is a thin blade with a well-executed distal taper from around the mid-point to the tip. It has a nice grind and the fit and finish are of a high standard, featuring a well-rounded choil and spine.
Blade height is on the short side so it a great choice for people with smaller hands or those looking for a very agile and delicate blade to be used in the preparation of smaller items and garnishes. The lovely finish on the blade is enhanced by the great looking brown pakka wood handle and stainless steel bolster. We are very impressed with the level of fit and finish associated with the high value of this great kitchen knife.
Weight: 2.8 ounces
Blade Length: 118 mm
Total Length: 230 mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 1.8 mm
Blade Height: 27.4 mm
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