Our Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan Special Craftsman Team in Osaka specializes in making only the highest-grade Japanese traditional-style knives, which can only be produced using time-consuming hand work and extraordinary attention to detail during every step of making process.
The blade is made from solid Swedish stainless steel (HRc. 60), which is well known for its purity and fine grain structure. The combination of high quality steel and finely sharpened blade means these knives are particularly suitable for precise, detailed cutting tasks.
About our special Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan Limited Sweden Stainless Steel Wa Series “Hammer Forged” Wa Gyuto:
Our Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan Craftsmen explained to us that, over 10 years ago, a highly respected Master Forge-Smith was specially chosen to forge a small number of mono-steel / solid steel blades. We decided to offer these rare blades to our customers as a special limited edition, hammer forged version of our Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan Sweden Stainless Steel Series Wa Gyuto.
Using the traditional hammer forging process, the Master Forge-Smith carefully shapes the blade from a solid bar of Swedish Stainless Steel, allowing him to maximize the desirable characteristics of the steel. As you know, it is currently very rare to see Hammer Forged Mono-Steel blades, unfortunately, this means there will be a very limited quantity of Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan Limited Hammer Forged Sweden Stainless Steel Wa Series knives available for purchase.
The Japanese traditional-style octagonal handle is made from magnolia wood and has a water buffalo horn ferrule. Each knife also includes a matching magnolia wood Saya (“Sheath”) for safekeeping.
The Gyuto is the Japanese version of the classic Western Chef’s knife. It can be used with a variety of different cutting techniques to achieve a wide range of kitchen tasks and is suitable for cutting the vast majority of meats, fish, vegetables and fruits. The Gyuto is a true multi-purpose knife.
Knife Model: JCK Original Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan Limited, Sweden Stainless Steel Wa Series “Hammer Forged” Wa Gyuto
Blade Material: Pure Sweden Stainless Steel
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 60
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Octagon Shaped Magnolia Wooden Handle with Water Buffalo Horn Ferrule
Saya Included: Yes.
Wa Gyuto 240mm (9.4")
| Wa Gyuto 270mm (10.6")|
Cutting edge length: 265mm
Total Length: 425mm
Blade Thickness: 2.5mm
Blade Width: 51mm
Handle Length: 144mm
Total Weight: 178g
| Wa Gyuto 300mm (11.8")|
Cutting edge length: 290mm
Total Length: 455mm
Blade Thickness: 3mm
Blade Width: 57mm
Handle Length: 150mm
Total Weight: 223g
This knife comes with 50/50 double bevel edge geometry for both right and left handed use.
For your information, Japanese Kitchen knives are generally designed for right handed use with a slightly thicker and rounded grinding on the right side blade and a less rounded (almost straight flat) grinding on the left side blade. However, both right and left hander can use the knives that have double bevel edge sharpened 50/50 without problems.
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.