This oyster knife made by Seki Kanetsune features a thick blade made of stainless steel, so it will not get damaged when shucking an oyster. The round wooden handle allows the oyster knife to be used for a prolonged period of time without fatigue, so it's suitable for both business and home use.
- Origin (Made in): Seki, Gifu Prefecture, Japan
- Brand: Kanetsune Seki
- Model No.: KC-047
- Type: Oyster Knife
- Material: 420J2 Stainless Steel
- Blade Length: 95mm (3.7")
- Material: Beech Wood
- Bolster: Stainless Steel
- Length: 114mm
- Overall Length: 212mm (8.35")
- Weight: 81g (2.86oz)
- Mark: "Stainless Steel Seki Japan"
About Kanetsune Seki 関兼常 / Kitasho 北正
The owner of Kanetsune Seki brand — Kitasho — has been making knives in pre-war Japan, in Seki City (関市) which has over 800 years of blade-making history. After the war, they established the Kitamura Shoten, which led to the current Kitasho company. The Kanetsune (兼常) brand is named after a famous sword-smith who lived in the Muromachi period around 14-15 century. Making different series of knives under brands including Kanemasa (兼正作), Honsho Kanemasa (本匠兼正作), and Minamoto Kanemasa (源兼正), Kitasho Company is on the mission of passing down Seki’s 8 centuries long knife-making techniques and traditions.
Wash and dry with a soft sponge, and safely store after use.