These Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan new Japanese Traditional forged knives are just finished and available now from the collaboration work with passionate forge-smith Sukenari.
Japan's premier quality Hagane - "Aogami Super" (“Super Blue Steel”) - for the core blade material. This steel has a rich chemical composition that includes high quantities of Carbon (1.40 to 1.50), a little Chromium (0.30 to 0.50) and Tungsten (2.00 to 2.50), which results in exceptional edge retention.
When people select own knife, cutting performance and edge retention are always one of the priority list. Moreover, it will be great if the knife does not require much additional care and attention in terms of daily maintenance,
This “Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan Aogami Super Wa Series ” knife matches aforementioned preferences very well.
Its blade is made of Japan’s premium high carbon steel, Aogami Super (“Blue Super Steel”), which is sandwiched between two layers of soft stainless steel and then heat treated to HRc. 64. It is corrosion-resistant and therefore low-maintenance; only the exposed blade core / cutting edge of Aogami Super is likely to discolor or rust.
Master Hanaki, Sukenari’s innovative and energetic knife maker and Master forge-smith, has successfully managed to produce highly practical High Carbon Steel knives for all of carbon steel lovers, who will appreciate the cutting performance and outstanding edge retention of Aogami Super.
This knife has a unique natural wooden texture of octagonal Bocote wood handle, which has a buffalo horn ferrule. For safekeeping, this knife comes with a matching Magnolia Wooden Saya (Sheath) with a black pakkawood Saya pin.
The lightweight, double bevel edged Kiritsuke might be compared to a combination of the Nakiri and the Sujihiki. It is a very versatile knife that can be used to perform many of the tasks normally done with a Gyuto.
Knife Model: JCK Original Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan Aogami Super Wa Series Kiritsuke
Blade Material: Aogami Super Clad
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 64
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Octagon Shaped Bocote Wooden Handle with Water Buffalo Horn Ferrule
Saya Included: Yes.
| Kiritsuke 210mm (8.2")|
Cutting edge length: 205mm
Total Length: 354mm
Blade Thickness: 2.6mm
Blade Width: 47mm
Handle Length: 135mm
Total Weight: 177g
Kiritsuke 240mm (9.4")
Kiritsuke 270mm (10.6")
This knife comes with 50/50 double bevel edge geometry for both right and left handed use.
For your information, Japanese Kitchen knives are generally designed for right hand use with a slightly thicker and rounded grinding on the right side blade and a less rounded (almost straight flat) grinding on the left side blade. However, both right and left hander can use the knives that have double bevel edge sharpened 50/50 without problems.
We believe the quality and cutting performance of Japanese knives are the best in the world, and hope you enjoy the fine craftsmanship and their sharp edge or your new knife. With proper cares, every Japanese knife should be your special cooking partner for a long time.
This is the Carbon steel blade kitchen knife that can get rust and discolor easily, and requires extra care and attention to prevent rust.
So far, I had mostly Gyuto's, so I thought, I give a Kiritsuke a try. Well, here it is. Very sharp out of the box and an interesting shape of the blade. I like, that the blade is more "flat" compared to a gyuto, which makes cutting easier for me, because I don't have to "roll" the knife all the time. The handle looks a bit small at first, but when the knife is in your hand and you start cutting ... you don't think about that anymore. The handle is comfortable and the knife is well balanced. I recommend it!
The knife is very sharp and easy to use.