Tsunehisa Hamono is a brand located out of Tosa, Japan. Their aim is to bridge the gap between bringing consumers quality handmade knives, at an affordable price. Because not everyone wants unnecessary bells and whistles driving the price up of their knife when all they want is solid build and good performance.
SRS13, you're probably thinking that sounds like a chemical formula. You're partially right! SRS13 is part of a series of offerings from what we call high speed powdered steel (HSPS). Basically a concoction of ingredients brought together in perfect metallurgy harmony to produce one of the most corrosion resistance knives out there. To get all sciency and geeky, the grain structure is ultra fine and the carbide composition keeps this steel extremely sharp for a very long time, outlasting other HSPS like SG2/R2.
A Suehiro CERAX 1K whetstone will cut this steel easily, keeping sharpening manageable as you maintain the edge by regularly stropping with diamond compound. That is our recommendation to ensure your edge stays sharp for up to 3 months of heavy use on the line, roughly equivalent to 1+ years for you home cooks.
For those that like to walk in circles while talking to someone on their phone, this might be the petty you've been looking for. At 80mm, this is the perfect petty/paring knife, to do your favourite tasks in hand instead of use that pesky cutting board. Like coring a strawberry, peeling an apple, removing the ends off of green beans. You get what we mean. Channel your inner babushka and never touch a cutting board again.
Blade Length: 85mm
Total Length: 214mm
Blade Thickness: 1.6mm
Blade Height: 23mm
Core Steel: SRS13
Cladding Steel: Stainless
I got this as a gift after complaining about my cheap paring knife being dull all the time. There is a huge difference between this petty and my previous colored plastic handle paring knife from some big-box store. There's also a huge price difference, but it is totally worth it when mincing garlic or peeling fruits.
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