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About the material of Japanese traditional knives
Jul 26 2019 material
About the material of Japanese traditional knivesIn Japan, four types of steel are mainly used for the knife blade.The names of the colors Blue, White, and Silver, which are attached to each steel material, are derived from the fact that steels of the same appearance were distinguished by wrapping them on colored paper.・ Tama-hagane・ Blue paper・ White paper・ Silver paperAs Tama-hagane is a steel material exclusively for KATANA (Japanese blade), it is rarely used as a knife blade. However, the blade of the knife forged by TOUSHOU (Swordsmith) may be made from Tama-hagane.Blue and White paper are called carbon steel,...