Our Japanese traditional-style Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan knives are hand forged and hand sharpened by our team of top-ranking forge-smiths, sharpeners and craftsmen in Sakai City, Osaka. We have confidence that these knives will be well received because of the following advantages:
A cutting edge of high carbon Hitachi Gingami No.3 that is welded forged with soft stainless steel for increased toughness and ease of re-sharpening.
Gingami No.3 is a high-grade Japanese stainless cutlery steel for the cutting performance and edge retention similar to high carbon steels, but improved resistance to corrosion.
This knife comes with a comfortable octagonal magnolia wood handle with black water buffalo horn ferrule / bolster, and includes a matching magnolia wood Saya (“Sheath”) -with black pakkawood saya pin- for safekeeping.
The Sakimaru Takohiki is a variation of the Yanagiba and Takohiki, and is used for much the same purposes. Sakimaru Takohiki are easily identifiable by their blade tips, which look similar to that of a Katana. Their blades have a straight spine similar to the Takohiki, and a slightly curved edge like the Yanagiba, resulting in a knife which looks somewhat like a combination of the two.
Knife Model: JCK Original Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan Hon Kasumi Series Sakimaru Takohiki
Blade Material: Gingami No.3
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 62
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Single Bevel Edge
Handle Material: Octagon Shaped Magnolia Wooden Handle with Water Buffalo Horn Ferrule
Saya Included: Yes.
Sakimaru Takohiki 270mm (10.6")
Sakimaru Takohiki 300mm (11.8")
Japanese Traditional Style “Wa-Bocho” knives generally come with Single bevel edge for right-handed use (the opposite side of blade is ground flat with slightly concaved shape). The reverse grinding left-handed version is also available at 50% extra of regular price. (Sorry for much extra! Due to a small demand for the left-handed version in Japan, it is costly to run a special small production from the beginning step and production is very very limited.)
It often requires very long delivery time (nearly 90 days). Please contact us first for the availability and delivery time at email.
We believe quality and performance of Japanese knives are best in the world and hope you enjoy fine craftsmanship and spirits from your new knife. With proper cares, every Japanese knife can be your special cooking partner for long time.
This is the Stainless steel blade kitchen knife, which has good rust resistance for easy maintenance. However even stainless steel blade kitchen knife has rust situation if you leave it with wet condition.
I have owned many sakimaru in many steels including a Masamoto KS 360mm this knive holds its edge very well, and comes very sharp. Not surprisingly it arrived extremely fast! i am quite happy with this blade using at either my main job doing all you can eat sushi, and at my fun job doing high end omakase. The curve in the blade is taking some getting used to but that is all in my hands and not on the blade, i would recommend this blade absolutely to anyone considering it. This is my third Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan knife and i plan to buy several more, the quality of the steel and of the saya are superb and absolutely worth the price paid!
I am not going to lie. I purchased this knife because it looked cool. It is indeed cool. The fit and finish is immaculate. I also found with less height this blade just whips through fish like cutting through air. Having a more pronounced spine at the tip seems more intuitive to me as well. Great knife!
A lightweight and easy-to-maneuver knife. Beautifully built and very sharp. The knife lock pin in the Saya looks plastic, If so it's quite disappointing. In general an excellent knife highly recommend
The knife is lightweight, maneuverable and very comfortable to work with. Needless to say it is very sharp. an excellent knife highly recommend.
They kept me updated when there was delays with producing my left handed version, which I appreciate. The knife arrived 4 days early after I received shipping notification email. It's good quality knife, sharp right out of the box.