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San Mai LAL Round Knife

180,00 195,00  TAX not included

Wonderful craftsmanship tool, “San Mai” round knife handmade and hand forged by our friend and knife craftsman Borja Canedo in Spain.
Two outer stainless steel layers (AISI 420) and a O1 carbon steel central layer forged by hand.

In addition to its beauty, the steels combination makes this blade stable by distributing the forces.
Traditional cutting tool and essential in a workshop, the round knife is used for straight cuts, curves and also to skive leather.
Delivered sharpened and ready to  work, plus a camellia oil dose to keep the blade oiled and the wood nourished. In case of out of stock please  contact us and we will make it to your liking.

“San mai” roughly translates as three flat things, in Japanese (San=three Mai=unit counter for flat objects). The term, and its root honsanmai, has been used to describe that construction method for many hundreds of years, from around 1300 A.D. It refers to when three layers of steel are used. The center is hard, and the side is typically softer. As san mai is a generic term for a technique, the term can’t be trademarked. Outside the specific context of blade construction technique, the term, in general use in Japan, refers to three flat thing

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Description

“San Mai” round knife handmade and hand forged by our friend and knife craftsman Borja Canedo in Spain. Two outer stainless steel layers (AISI 420) and a O1 carbon steel central layer forged by hand.

Stabilized Brown Ebony (Libidibia Ferrea) , Red Wood and Ebony or Maple Burl (Acer Saccharum) Red Wood and Ebony for the handles.

This wood treatment with “Cactus Juice” hardens and protects the wood from water and inclement weather conditions, thus preventing breakage or cracking due to humidity, cold, heat…
Solid brass dividers, ferrule and pin.

Blade Dimensions:
120 mm wide x 70 mm long and 2,5mm thick.

“San mai” roughly translates as three flat things, in Japanese (San=three Mai=unit counter for flat objects). The term, and its root honsanmai, has been used to describe that construction method for many hundreds of years, from around 1300 A.D. It refers to when three layers of steel are used. The center is hard, and the side is typically softer. As san mai is a generic term for a technique, the term can’t be trademarked. Outside the specific context of blade construction technique, the term, in general use in Japan, refers to three flat thing

 

Additional information

Weight 250 g
Dimensions 12 × 17,5 × 2 cm
Wood

Maple Burl (Acer Saccharum), Pau Ferro (Libidibia Ferrea)

1 review for San Mai LAL Round Knife

  1. Dennis Friedrich (verified owner)

    There are certainly a lot of options out there to choose a round knife from, but this one is really special. Handmade in Spain in small batches you can definitely see and feel the craftsmanship that went into these knives. I ordered on with a Pau Ferro handle and it is a beautiful piece of art. The pattern and the temper of the blade clearly show that it is far from machine made. It came razor sharp out of the box and was packaged securely. It does cost more than other round (or halfmoon) knives from other producers, but I think its the first one I found where you can be sure that an artisan smith did the best work he could. They are always sold out super fast (I had to wait myself a little bit), but if you get a notification you can be fast enough to buy one! 5/5 I would recommend this knife if you want to treat yourself and honor your craft or if you are looking for a special gift for someone you know.

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