Tetsujin Hamono Blue #2 Etched Damascus Petty 165mm Ebony Handle
The finishing process distinguishes this line from other Tetsujin Hamono knives you may have seen elsewhere. What appears at a first glance to be a Damascus pattern on the blade is actually alloy banding, a process involving polishing the steel to a point where the metallurgic composition of the materials used are brought out to form a distinct pattern.
Constructed from Blue #2 carbon steel, these blades have a high performing edge, are easy to sharpen and will hold an edge better than most other carbon steel knives. Home cooks looking for a unique blade that offers the performance benefits of carbon steel without the full maintenance package will appreciate this series from Tetsujin Hamono. In addition, the acid etching (basically a pre-forced patina) done on the blade makes these knives less likely to oxidize food ingredients and to form rust, compared to other iron-clad and mono carbon steel knives.
So, if you have been looking to try out carbon steel knives, but hesitated because of the horror stories involving tarnished foods and rusts, look no further.
Brand: Tetsujin Hamono
Steel Type: Carbon Steel
Steel: Blue (Aogami) #2, Soft Iron Clad
Handle: Ebony & Buffalo Horn Ferrule Octagonal
Total Length: 290mm
Edge Length: 152mm
Handle to Tip Length: 169mm
Blade Height: 31.8mm
Handle Length: 121mm
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous