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Tamahagane Finishing Whetstone, 6000 GR

Tamahagane M153


  • Manufactured by Kataoka and Company in Niigata, Japan.

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  • Type: Cutl:sharpe

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Tamahagane is the root of the Japanese Samurai Sword and the name was used only on very high quality swords. SAN 3-ply steel blade and also San Kyoto 63-ply steel blade are made by repeated rolling and trained many times. Tamahagane produces in an ancient way with the modern technique by repeating rolling process, all impure materials in the alloy are extracted from the material and the blade becomes harder and more durable.

For more than 600 years Japan produced the well-known sword called Katana. SAN Knives are made with the knowledge that had been accumulated since then. The characteristics of the steel are modified, using plural clad material which makes the knives very easy to re-sharpen.

During the lastest years of the Edo era from A.D 1680 to 1850 in Japan, people could enjoy a peaceful life as there was no war and the Samurai hardly used his sword. At that time, it was very popular to decorate or trim the words by various ways of etching, stamping, etc., in addition to the function of its sharpness. There are many beautiful Katanas which were made during this period. Incorporating this fashion into the SAN Knives gives another artistic feature to make the knives even more beautiful.

Whetstones, also known as water stones or sharpening stones, are used to grind and hone the knife edges. Even the best kitchen knife will lose its initial sharpness over time. The sharpening devices and the right technique will make the sharpening task easy. Whetstones have different degrees, depending on the grain of the stone. A fine-grained whetstone is dense, sharpens less, but allows adjustments in the edge. In contrast, a coarse grain edge removes more material from the cutting edge. The higher the grain reference number, the smaller the grain size.

In addition to kitchen knives, Tamahagane manufactures whetstones, sharpeners and knife blocks to sharpen and protect your knives.


  • Manufactured by Kataoka and Company in Niigata, Japan.

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