This Custom Limited Edition knife was produced in Collaboration with a Custom Handle Maker, who makes beautiful "one-of-a-kind" handles.
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. Beautiful masterpiece of Blue Steel No.2 Suminagashi Sakimaru Takohiki comes with a special "Custom Octagon Handle (Cocobolo Body, Musk Ox horn, and end cap with brass & G10 Spacers) and comes with Hand Crafted Magnolia Wooden Saya.
This knife comes packaged in an elegant wooden presentation box that is secured with woven fabric ties / straps.
A cutting edge of high carbon Hitachi Blue Steel No.2 that is welded forged with soft iron for increased toughness and ease of re-sharpening. Blue Steel No.2 makes extra high cutting performance, edge retention and hardness.
The Sakimaru Takohiki is a variation of the Yanagiba and Takohiki, and is used for much the same purposes. Sakimaru Takohiki are easily identifiable by their blade tips, which look similar to that of a Katana. Their blades have a straight spine similar to the Takohiki, and a slightly curved edge like the Yanagiba, resulting in a knife which looks somewhat like a combination of the two.
Knife Model: Custom Limited Edition, JCK Original Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan Limited, Blue Steel No.2 Suminagashi Sakimaru Takohiki
Blade Material: Blue Steel No.2 Suminagashi
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 62 to 63
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Single Bevel Edge
Handle Material: Custom Octagon Handle (Cocobolo Body, Musk Ox horn, and end cap with brass & G10 Spacers)
Saya Included: Yes.
Sakimaru Takohiki 270mm (10.6")
Cutting edge length: 265mm
Blade Thickness: 3.4mm
Blade Width: 29mm
Total Weight: 199g
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.