Tsuchime Knife

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Tsuchime is the Japanese term for the hand-hammered finish on knife blades. This technique involves meticulously hammering the blade to create small, irregular dimples resembling ripples or hammered metal texture. The dimples reduce food adhesion, allowing for smoother and more precise cuts. The patterns can range from circular indentations to deep slashes, with each blacksmith's signature style.

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Tsuchime patterns consistent across knives?

No, the Tsuchime patterns vary significantly from one knife to another, even within the same maker. The style and patterning depend on the blacksmith's technique, the hammers used, and the frequency of hammering, making each Tsuchime knife a unique work of art.