Tadafusa Hocho Kobo HK-1 Bread Knife 230mm

About the shape - Bread is the cornerstone of civilization, a noble food worthy of its own family of knife. Rather than destroy the beautiful bread that you've just baked or bought, that gorgeous hunk of gluten deserves to be sliced with the finest of serrations. This blade is razor-sharp even by regular knife standards, and will have no issue zipping through thousands of hearty loaves. 

This is a truly unique style of bread knife. The serrations at the tip break the crust, while the slicing edge clears through effortlessly, reducing crumbiness and preventing wear on the serrations. What's more, this blade can be sharpened much more easily than a regular bread knife!

About Tadafusa - Sone-san has learned from the past—his grandfather, Torasaburo Sone-san, founded Tadafusa in Sanjo way back in 1948. Sanjo has been a blacksmithing epicentre for several hundred years, and it’s also home to some of the most well-respected Sake distilleries and winter sports resorts. Unsurprisingly, Sone-san has a very strong sense of civic pride. He’s dedicated to keep all of their production in Sanjo to help create employment opportunities locally. This extends not just to his generation, Sone-san wants Tadafusa to stay in Sanjo so the next generation can inherit this tradition and improve upon their craft. 

As president and head-blacksmith, Sone-san has a team of highly trained blacksmiths that can churn out affordable hand-forged blades without ever compromising on quality.

Knife Shape Bread Knife
Blade Length 230mm
Steel Type SLD Semi-stainless Steel
Rockwell Hardness 60:62
Edge/Bevel Double (50/50)
Handle Oval Chestnut handle with welded bolster
Manufacturer Tadafusa
Knife Line Tadafusa Hocho Kobo

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