Haruyuki Tsuchime

Haruyuki Tschime blades are said to look like “waves striking the beach at moon light”. They offer great looks combined with great performance and ruggedness. I reckon if you are giving a knife (or set of knives) as a gift they had best look pretty cool and be a bit more rugged than some of our very precise blades. For these reasons this series is our top selling for wedding and Christmas gifts. Also many people buy Haruyuki Tschime for themselves because they’re great little workers and don’t break the bank.

These knives are produced in Seki, Japan from VG-10 high carbon stainless steel and laminated each side with 15 layer stainless Damascus steel. VG-10 was created for knife making, what a clever idea. This steel has the highest recommendations in the production of knives by authorities such as the British Steel Confederation, C.A.T.R.A and the Solingen Institute of Steel in Germany. VG-10 has a high Carbon percentage (0.95 to1.05%) for hardness and ease of re-sharpening, Molybdenum (0.9 to 1.2%) and Vanadium (0.1 to 0.3%) are added for their stainless properties and Cobalt (1.3 to 1.5%) for toughness.

Hand sharpened and hand honed with a 50/50 double bevel edge these are great performers in the kitchen. The unique “tsuchime” (hand hammered dimples) allow the blade to slide through food without sticking with the added benefit of a distinctive looking blade. The handle is made from rugged mahogany Pakka wood with a full tang and welded bolster.

These knives have a Western style mahogany wood handle. This type of handle is very rugged. The handle is fixed to the tang with three rivets for strength and durability.


Just the Facts

Steel Type VG10 Stainless Steel
Rockwell Hardness 60:62
Handle Material Mahogany with welded bolster