While staying in Echizen, I have also visited Ryusen factory, because Ryusen
is mainly involved with the production of the Echizen Japan project knives.(Click for the story of Echizen Japan Brand Knives) After guiding me the production process of the multi-layered Damascus kitchen
knives, Mr. Masutani (President of Ryusen Company) showed me their new
line of gTsuchime Damascush series of kitchen knives just released a few
months ago. This series is also a part of Echizen Japan project.
gVG-10 Tsuchime/Damascus with a slim hidden tang rounded handle fastened
with butt hilt. I liked this unique handle, and decided to introduce these
fine Damascus kitchen knives.
The non-rivetted oval shape hand rounded and tapered down black/grey layered Micarta handle features a chic and modern look wood-grain pattern with integrated mirror polished stainless steel bolster and butt end. The VG-10 core forge layered Nickel and Stainless Damascus steel blade is Tsuchime hammer forged, which goes to the tapered part of the bolster. The mirror polished Tsuchime patterns are contrasted with the blasted Damascus patterns, that makes unique look with elegant handle.
Total 5 kinds of beautiful new Damascus kitchen knives are now Available