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New! Seki Kanetsugu Zuiun kitchen knives at stock!
The Zuiun is a special model manufactured to celebrate the company’s centennial. Seki Kanetsugu Zuiun knives have blades with a wavy “hamon” pattern similar to Japanese swords. In its current incarnation, Seki Kanetsugu Cutlery has been making modern blades that realize the characteristics of Japanese swords-unbreakable, unbending and very sharp. The company also infused the Zuiun with the spirit of such swords. The blade is made of Damascus steel that uses powdered stainless steel SPG2 for the core material. Finely sharpened by artisans, the surface of the blade features a scudding cloud-like pattern. It is also forged into a V-shaped “hamaguri-ba” clam blade, reflecting a characteristic of Japanese swords.
Seki Kanetsugu Cutlery is the kitchen knife manufacturer established in 1918. Since Jowa era (1345-1349), the time of founder Kanetsugu, they have passed the tradition of Japanese samurai sword down from generation to generation. Nowadays they bring this tradition to their kitchen knives, and are beloved not only in Japan but also throughout the world. Knives are produced bringing the sharpness of Japanese samurai sword to modern chef knives by creating a collaboration of high technology and traditional skill. Manufacturer hopes that Seki Kanetsugu brand knives with long tradition will be reached to many people all over the world as the best use.