Description from Chef Knives To Go
Tamahagane 3.5″ Paring Knife
Tamahagane Knives are made from 3-Ply Stainless Steel. The wooden handles are very distinctive. Translated as 'Jewel Steel. Tamahagane San is a clad knife, made from a core of VG5 steel and two outer layers of SUS410 steel. The core of VG5 steel has a Rockwell Hardness of 58-59. This hard core is then cushioned by the outside layers of SUS410 steel, which have a Rockwell hardness of 28-32.
Edge. An exceptionally sharp factory edge is the pride of Tamahagane San. Cook’s will love how easily Tamahagane San knives sharpen because of the very thin VG5 core and much softer SUS410 steel. The optimal sharpening angle is 14-15 degrees.
Handle. The eye catching handle is distinctive yet classic. Made from strongly compressed laminated wood, the handle gives you the tradition and warmth of wood without an exposed metal tang that can sometimes cause discomfort.