Tosa Tsukasa Black Finished Yanagiba White Steel #1
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Tsukasa is a member of the Tosa blacksmith community. Tosa blades are made in Kochi Prefecture in western Japan. It's sharpness, durability and ease of maintenance is Excellent. Knives using the Tosa blade are used in a variety of products, including forestry, construction, cooking, and outdoor use.
In the production of Tosa blades, materials of different hardness are mixed, heated, and thoroughly beaten to make them straight. The final sharpening is done by hand, resulting in products that are hard to break and hard to bend.
This knife is called "black finished knife," which means that the entire blade is not shaved, but only the tip of the blade is shaved, leaving an oxide film (black part) on the knife blade. Because the oxide film remains, this knife has a reputation as a rust-resistant knife.
This knife is used "white steel" for its materials. "white steel" has very few impurities, so it is known as a very pure steel.
Among them, "white steel ＃1" is a carbon steel specially made for blades. The advantage of "white steel ＃1" is that the blade is hard and does not chip easily.
You can use your cutting knives in a variety of culinary situations, including fish, meat, and vegetables.