Fujiwara Kanefusa FKS knives are upgraded version of their FKM knives. The blade is made of the same AUS-8 Molybdenum Vanadium stainless steel – A popular Japanese stainless steel with good cutting performance, rust resistance and ease of re-sharpening.
They also feature the same comfortable black pakkawood handle and stainless steel bolster, which provides good blade balance and a fine grip.
The unique feature of the Fujiwara FKS knives is the series of circular dimples that are ground in to their blades. The dimples reduce the contact surface of the blade, which results in better cutting performance and also helps to prevent food from sticking to the blade. We also think that the dimples give the knife a more distinctive appearance than the FKM knives.
We recommend Fujiwara FKS knives to first-time buyers of Japanese knives because of the reliable quality and affordable price range. They have good strength, cutting performance and ease of maintenance, which are some of most important features for first-time users of Japanese knives.