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 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: JCK Original Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan Hon Kasumi Series Wa Santoku
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.
Wa Santoku 180mm (7")
Cutting edge length: 175mm
Blade Thickness: 3.3mm
Blade Width: 46mm
Total Weight: 147g
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.
Very beautiful and perfectly balanced knife. For th lefthanded version: I have always preferred single bevel knives- in fact it took me decades to realize, that all the knives I have are wrong way around for a lefthanded person like myself. Since then I was looking for a good ,lefthanded‘ knife and I am very happy now. After several visits at good stores (who in best case offered double bevel knives with asymmetric handles, calling it ,the lefthanded version‘) and uncountable hours in the internet I have finally got exactly what I wanted and for a very reasonable price. Toki Iwahara gave a perfect service, less than a week the parcel arrived. Very pleasent, satisfying shopping experience, Thank You!