Fujiwara Kanefusa FKH Series knife provides an SK-4 high carbon steel blade (HRc. 59-59) at an affordable price. Its black pakkawood handles and stainless steel bolsters provide good blade balance and a comfortable, secure grip.
Even though carbon steel knives require more care and maintenance than stainless steel (Because it is prone to discoloring or rusting), there are still many people who prefer high carbon steel knives because they offer better edge sharpness, edge retention and ease of re-sharpening than the majority of stainless steel knives.
The tall blade and rounded nose / tip of the Santoku make it a versatile knife that is well suited to cutting meat, fish, or vegetables; Hence it’s name, which literally means “Three-purpose”. The Santoku is often recommended as a multi-purpose kitchen knife.
Knife Model: Fujiwara Kanefusa FKH Series Santoku
Blade Material: High Carbon Steel
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 58 to 59
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 70/30
Handle Material: Black Pakka Wood Handle with Stainless Steel Bolster
Saya Included: No.
| Santoku 180mm (7")|
Cutting edge length: 180mm
Total Length: 300mm
Blade Thickness: 2.2mm
Blade Width: 47mm
Handle Length: 115mm
Total Weight: 160g
Fujiwara Kanefusa craftsman is ready to make suitable edge geometry for left handed version by hand sharpening process at 10% extra of the regular price. Please allow 2 to 3 business days for left handed version to deliver.
For your information, most of the Japanese Kitchen knives come originally with double bevel edge sharpened 70/30 (face side/back side) for Western style knives. This geometry came from Japanese Traditional knives with single bevel edge and Shinogi blade construction. This is one of the special features and reasons why Japanese knives have an excellent cutting performance.
However, this 70/30 edge geometry is designed for right hand use, so we have a service to modify it to 30/70 for left handed users with re-sharpening process by skilled craftsman.
We believe the quality and cutting performance of Japanese knives are the best in the world, and hope you enjoy fine craftsmanship and sharp edge with your new knife. With proper cares, every Japanese knife should be your special cooking partner for long times.
This is the Carbon steel blade kitchen knife that can get rust and discolor easily, and requires extra care and attention to prevent rust.
I bought this knife as a gift, but my initial thoughts were amazing. Very sharp and had great balance.
What can I say it's a nice carbon steel to start on and for under $100 you can't beat it I was scared of buying a $200 one because of rusting chipping and learning how to sharpen but this knife is perfect for a beginner it does rust so take care of it, hasn't chipped on me, and it's easy to sharpen forsure my next knife will cost $200
Awesome knife and great craftsmanship. Very sharp and perfect for what my kitchen needed. Do clean promptly to avoid staining the blade. My order shipped promptly and very pleased with the customer service.
High quality knife for a good price but it was kinda dull when it arrived
I have been looking for a high carbon kitchen knife that compares in quality with my 100 yr old family knife. I cannot imagine a better knife than yours. The edge is fantastic, the balance is perfect, and the slight darkening of the blade is exactly what I was hoping for. I bought another for my son who loves it as well. Thanks so much for your great craftsmanship.