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Glestain
The Stainless Knives Keep Being Sharp!
Date:22, Jan, 2016
Investigated and Written by Misaka Youhei
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Listening to “Glestain,” don’t you guess it is a brand or product from Europe like Germany? That is, actually, a stainless kitchen knife brand produced by Honma Kagaku in Niigata, Japan.

Stainless ones are harder to rust than other kinds of steel and then, you can feel easy on cookery. It is said that they use special-processed steel based on 440-A (A kind of steel materials) for “Glestain.” The 440 has A to C, by the way, and A is harder to rust than B & C.


Glestain T-type Gyuto 21cm

Number: 721TK
Blade Length: 210 mm
Weight: 250 g
Price: 20,000 JPN + tax


Moreover, the special-processed one makes it keep its sharpness. Incidentally, sharpness is said to be never influenced by the material. That is all down to the configuration and how completed.


Glestain M-type Gyuto 19cm

Number: 819TMM
Blade Length: 190 mm
Weight: 174 g
Price: 15,000 JPN + tax


Now, wouldn’t take a look at the blade? You will find some unique pattern. Those hollows work for heading off food sticking at a certain degree, not perfectly. Have you ever seen anything like slices of cucumber stick to the blade of a kitchen knife while cookery? The hollows kind of save you from that situation.

I have to give you a warning, finally. You need a knack for sharpening some blades of stainless. Over the problem, however, I would truly desire you to know the “Glestain” world.


Honma Kagaku (Japanese)





 

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