Japanese Knives with Low/All carbon blade
Carbon steel Japanese knives are popular with advanced users and top professionals despite the extra maintenance. And this is not only about their respect for cultural traditions. It is an improofed fact that carbon steel Japanese knives offer a better balance of edge sharpness and retention; and ease of sharpening in contrast with stainless ones (we are not talking about super expensive powder stainless steel). In Japan, a large selection of so-called "super clean carbon steels" produced by Hitachi Metals Ltd. is very close to the original Tamahagane, the "Jewel Steel" that all legendary Samurai's swords were made.