This Kanetsune Kaico-Tou KB-509 Folding Blade features a AUS-8 stainless steel blade with Plywood (wine red color) w/stainless bolster handle.

This knife is one of successful models for a quarter of century. Kanetsune upgraded it and launched it as a new model. The word "懐古 KAICO" means nostalgic in English. Formerly, there were many factories who manufactured pocket knives like this in Seki city. This knives are proudly made in Seki, Japan.

Kanetsune is named after a famous Japanese swordsmith who lived in the Muromachi period around the 14-15th century. This skilled craftsman made extremely sharp and durable katanas that were respected by many Samurais in Japan and overseas. Some of his swords are displayed in the Katana Museum in Seki City. Like the Kanetsune blades of old, Kanetsune knives today are made in Seki, Japan with the goal of producing high quality traditional designs that are suitable for everyday use. This is achieved by blending traditional Japanese techniques with new ideas and modern technology.

Kanetsune is a brand of Kitasho Co., Ltd., one of the most respected manufacturers of knives in Seki, Japan and established in 1964. Kanetsune continues the bladesmith legacy of Seki City with its fine cutlery.


  • Blade material: AUS-8 stainless steel
  • Blade length: 70mm
  • HRC: 57-58
  • Overall length: 180mm
  • Handle material: Plywood (wine red color) w/stainless bolster

Kantsune was a famouse Japanese swordsmith and it is said the first Kanetsune knife dates back to 1395. However, the kanetsune factory was established in 1948 in Seki City, the City of Blades. These are amazing knives forged throughout a history of 800 years, which are strong, beautiful, and excee...

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SKU KB-509
Barcode # 4 956856 715093
Brand Kanetsune Knives

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