This Custom Limited Edition Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan Blue Steel No.1 Suminagashi Kiritsuke Knife was produced in Collaboration with a Custom Handle Maker, who makes beautiful "one-of-a-kind" handles. The Kiritsuke blade is 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. Beautiful Masterpiece of Blue Steel No.1 Suminagashi Kiritsuke knife with Custom Octagonal Ebonywooden Handle (Composite Stone ferrule, Mammoth Tooth collar and endcap with Nickel Silver spacers). For safekeeping, this knife comes with a matching Magnolia Wooden Saya ("Sheath") and a black pakkawood Saya pin.
A cutting edge of high carbon Hitachi Blue Steel No.1 that is welded forged with soft iron for increased toughness and ease of re-sharpening. Blue Steel No.1 makes extra high cutting performance, edge retention and hardness.
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: Custom Limited Edition Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan Blue Steel No.1 Suminagashi Kiritsuke 240mm
Blade Material: Blue Steel No.1 Suminagashi
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 62 to 63
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Single Bevel Edge
Handle Material: Custom Octagonal Ebonywooden Handle (Composite Stone ferrule, Mammoth Tooth collar and endcap with Nickel Silver spacers)
Saya Included: Yes.
Kiritsuke 240mm (9.4")
Cutting edge length: 230mm
Total Length: 390mm
Blade Thickness: 3.8mm
Blade Width: 41mm
Handle Length: 144mm
Total Weight: 293g
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 30 to 45 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 Carbon steel blade kitchen knife that can get rust and discolor easily, and requires extra care and attention to prevent rust.