Tsunehisa V1 Sujihiki 270mm

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A light and thin slicer and an excellent value option to add to any collection.

First Impressions

Wow, the V1 range is light! Really light! It's almost impossible not to focus on that as the first impression when you pick up one of the knives but we'll come back to that below. 

Across the collection they're a very thin laser profile with minimal taper and they cut smoothly straight out of the box.


Tsunehisa have gone for a simple migaki polished finish and paired the blade with an oval morado wood handle which contrasts nicely and with a distinctive machi gap fit for the blade it's an eye catching knife without being overly flashy.

In Hand

As we mentioned above, the weight is undoubtedly the thing you'll notice with this collection. All the knives from the petty to the giant gyutos are extremely light. 

Undoubtedly this is because they're very thin and the morado wood handles tend to be relatively light too so if you enjoy a lighter knife in hand then you're definitely in the right place with the V1.


You definitely won't have any issues with durability, the V1 is a solidly constructed and finished knife and the use of stainless cladding around the VG1 core means it will be easy to maintain and hone as you use it.

It's treated to around 60HRC so while you might find edge retention isn't of the same level as harder steels the flip side is that the robustness of a marginally softer core steel is it's a bit more forgiving and chip resistant so while you'll need to sharpen a little more often than higher HRC knives it's a fair and useful trade-off.

Ease of Care

This is a very easy to care for knife, just follow the normal care instructions and you're good to go. We'd recommend a Japanese knife care kit if you don't already own a stone, rod and strop for longer term care and mantinenance.

A stainless VG1 core is quick and easy to sharpen and the stainless cladding means no rusting or patina so if you're after a low maintenance knife then this is a great option.

Our Verdict

Great looks and value particularly for those seeking a lightweight and thin knife, the V1 offers a robust core steel that while needing a little more upkeep than harder steels performs well at a competitive price point.

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Product details

  • Blade Length: 274mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 430mm (Blade tip to handle end)
  • Blade Height: 39.7mm (Heel to spine)
  • Blade Thickness: 2.07mm (Spine width above the heel)
  • Total Weight: 146 grams
  • Core Steel: VG1
  • Cladding Steel: Stainless
  • Hardness: Approx 60 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Japanese
  • Handle Material: Oval morado wood
  • Left or Right handed: Either (Double Bevel)

Product SKU: TSU-0018-##

Our aim is to measure and photograph our products as accurately as possible but due to many items being handmade, finished or using natural materials, there can be minor variance in measurements and things such as blade or wood finishes can vary. We will always endeavour to provide the most accurate measurements, photos and descriptions of our products.

Some measurements such as HRC are provided by manufacturers and should therefore be used as a guide.

Protection & care for this knife

We recommend the 270mm magolia sujihiki saya for this knife.

Saya & Guards Knife Racks & Storage Sharpening & Blade Care

Meet the maker


Tsunehisa is a brand that supply knives from a range of blacksmiths and forges from around Japan including Sakai, Tosa and Seki and as such the range of knives available under the Tsunehisa name features a wide range of steels, styles and finishes but each one has a high level of quality and finish in common.

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Cutting Edge Knives is a family run business established in 2011 and based in the picturesque town of Holmfirth, West Yorkshire. We love the history and craftsmanship that goes into making Japanese chef knives and accessories and the excitement and enjoyment you experience when using a truly sharp knife in the kitchen.

Over many years we've helped thousands of happy customers find their dream knife and look forward to helping you too.

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