Tsunehisa SK-4 Carbon Steel Chuka Bocho. SK-4 steel was for many years, the go-to carbon steel used in Japan for kitchen knives. Then Hitachi released the white paper and blue paper series and it fell out of favor. SK steel takes a nice, sharp edge and it's easy to work with so they can do them inexpensively.
The blade is stamped from a single piece of SK steel before being ground, finished, and sharpened by hand.
The blade is very well done for a knife at this price point. A good looking rosewood handle is attached to the tang with stainless pins.
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