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, Hon Kasumi Blue Steel No.1 Yanagiba and available with limited quantity. Beautiful Masterpiece of Mirror Polished Blue Steel No.1 Sakimaru Takohiki knife with Octagon Shaped Quince Wooden Handle and hand crafted Magnolia wooden saya.
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. Hon Kasumi finished which means the experienced craftsmen’s time-consuming hand sharpening and hand finishing process.
The combination of cutting technique, acute blade angle, and sharp edge result in very little cellular damage in the cut surface. This is particularly important for dishes where the fish is eaten raw, because it helps to preserve the original flavor and texture of the fish.
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: JCK Original Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan Limited Sakimaru Takohiki 300mm (Perfectly Mirror Polished Blade)
Blade Material: Blue Steel No.1
Rockwell Hardness (HRc):
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Single Bevel Edge
Handle Material: Octagon Shaped Quince Wooden Handle with Water Buffalo Horn Ferrule
Saya Included: Yes.
Sakimaru Takohiki 300mm (11.8")
Cutting edge length: 295mm
Blade Thickness: 3.6mm
Blade Width: 31mm
Total Weight: 179g
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 Carbon steel blade kitchen knife that can get rust and discolor easily, and requires extra care and attention to prevent rust.
Highly recommended this knife Excellent quality Special thanks to CEO MR KOKI IWAHARA very good person Quick delivery and excellent service Love this company
I have been buying from this company since 2015 and I always love their knives. Special thanks to CEO Mr Koki Iwahara. Nice gentleman and very helpful The Above Takohiki knife is very good for slicing fish Highly recommended 10/10 stars