“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.
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