Tamahagane is a high quality Japanese knife brand based in Niigata. The blade is manufactured using a traditional forging system combined with the most modern techniques. This process removes the steel impurities, and the result is a strong and long lasting blade. For over 600 years, Japan has produced the famous “Katanas”. This brand has taken advantage of this knowledge to create its kitchen knives. The characteristics of the steel are modified and improved to obtain a perfect balance and a hardness of 61HRC. The layered process makes sharpening easier. The blade design is a mixture of Japanese tradition and elegance. The knives stand out in any kitchen for its timeless beauty. They should be handwashed.
There are several different VG stainless steels. Tamahagane uses VG-5 steel for its knives. It can be hardened as hard as any of the other VG steels but has superior edge retention.