Crave’s “Culinary Ninja” also know as Chef Kevin Takei, now has a new “Samurai Steel” knife. Nearly a true katana blade.
Tamahagane ((玉鋼:たまはがね) is the high quality steel made in the Japanese sword-making tradition. The word tama means “round and precious”, like a gem or jewel. The word hagane means “steel”.
Japanese sword-smithing is the labour-intensive blade smithing process developed in Japan for forging traditionally made bladed weapons including katana, wakizashi, tantō, kodachi, and ya (arrow).