Our JCK Original Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan brand of Japanese traditional-style knives are hand forged and hand sharpened by top-ranking forge-smiths, sharpeners and craftsmen in Sakai City, Osaka.
They take exceptional care to ensure that every single detail of their knives is correct, from the initial forging to the final sharpening, the fit and finish of these knives is outstanding.
This is the special order made Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan Limited Model, and available with limited quantity. Perfectly mirror polished VG-10 Kiritsuke blade comes with octagon shaped magnolia wooden handle and hand crafted magnolia wooden saya.
VG-10 blade has strong corrosion-resistance and can provide very good edge sharpness and edge retention.
The single bevel edged Kiritsuke is a versatile knife that can be used to perform some of the tasks usually done by the Yanagiba and Usuba. The heel section of the knife is virtually flat and can be used just like an Usuba.
Knife Model: JCK Original Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan Limited, VG-10 Kiritsuke Perfectly Mirror Polished
Blade Material: Solid VG-10
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.
Kiritsuke 240mm (9.4")
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). We try to keep the left handed versions in stock, but once sold out, it may take 60 to 90 days for delivery. Please contact us first for the availability at email.
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 Stainless steel blade kitchen knife that has a good rust resistance for easy maintenance. However, it may get rust, if kept in wet condition.
I decided to jump in the deep end to purchase a higher quality knife and settled on this one. I could not be more pleased with its performance. The blade is beautiful and perfectly balanced for my hands. It slices pretty much everything I put under it (of course nothing that would chip my blade) and since I've only used European knives until now, the smooth cuts are a joy each and every time. I'd fully recommend this knife to a friend looking for a high quality cutting instrument.
Beautiful knife, great fit and finish Very sharp and very comfortable for push-cut and rocking motion. Recommended