|"Tamahagane" is the root of the Japanese Sword. 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. This way Tamahagane is produced in an ancient way with the modern technique. By repeated rolling, 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 had the experience of producing the sword called "Katana". "San" knives are made with the knowledge that has 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 latter part of the Edo era in Japan from AD 1680 to 1850, people could enjoy a peaceful life as there was no fighting and the Samurai scarcely used his sword. At that time, it was very popular to decorate or trim the swords 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.
The Japanese symbol "San" means brilliant and radiant in English, thus the knives will shine proudly in your kitchen creating historic and artistic ambience.