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Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan


Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan R-2 Clad Wa Series Kiritsuke (210mm to 270mm, 3 sizes, Octagon Shaped Bocote Wood Handle)

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Hammer Forged R-2 Special Steel Knives are just finished available.

R-2 cutting edge core is sandwiched with soft stainless steel. R-2 is made by a highly reputable Japanese company Steel company called Kobelco, and the steel offers remarkable cutting performance and edge retention.
  We have worked with great forge-smith Sukenari again for making these knives. Both we and Master Hanaki (President of Sukenari) believes R-2 is one of most practical steel available in this generation. This knife is the simple appearance, yet we can feel the high level of craftsmanship and spirits from the specially forged fine Japanese Traditional Style knife.

This knife has a unique natural wooden texture of octagonal Bocote wood handle, which has a buffalo horn ferrule.(Sukenari carefully selects the Japan's Premium Wa Handle craftsman for handcrafting this premium wood Wa Handle). For safekeeping, this knife comes with a handcrafted Magnolia wood Saya (Sheath) with a black pakkawood Saya pin.

The lightweight, double bevel edged Kiritsuke might be compared to a combination of the Nakiri and the Sujihiki. It is a very versatile knife that can be used to perform many of the tasks normally done with a Gyuto.

Knife Model: JCK Original Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan R-2 Clad Series Kiritsuke

Blade Material: R-2 Clad

Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 63

Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50

Handle Material: Octagon Shaped Bocote Wood Handle with Water Buffalo Horn Ferrule

Saya Included: Yes.

 

Kiritsuke 210mm (8.2")
Cutting edge length: 205mm
Total Length: 355mm
Blade Thickness: 2.6mm
Blade Width: 48mm
Handle Length: 134mm
Total Weight: 163g

Kiritsuke 240mm (9.4")
Cutting edge length: 235mm
Total Length: 385mm
Blade Thickness: 2.6mm
Blade Width: 51mm
Handle Length: 137mm
Total Weight: 209g
Kiritsuke 270mm (10.6")
Cutting edge length: 265mm
Total Length: 420mm
Blade Thickness: 2.6mm
Blade Width: 53mm
Handle Length: 143mm
Total Weight: 229g

 

Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan R-2 Clad Wa Series Wa Gyuto (210mm to 270mm, 3 sizes)

 

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 hand 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 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.

Important

This is the Powdered High Speed Tool Steel blade kitchen knife that has a rust resistance for easy maintenance. However, it may get rust, if kept in wet condition.

  • Please do not put the knife in the dishwasher machine for cleaning.
  • Please do not leave the knife in water or wet condition for long time.
  • After using, please hand wash the blade, bolster and handle thoroughly, and wipe it clean and dry with soft clothes, and keep it in dry place.
  • This is an extremely sharp knife. Please use special cares in using and storing it.
  • Unlike German made knives, Japanese knife blades are ground to thin cutting edge for sharper cutting and easier re-sharpening. Please protect the edge from hitting hard materials to avoid chipping or cracking.
  • Please do not use it to cut bone or frozen foods, any hard shell foods such as lobster and crab.
  • We recommend using Japanese whetstones to re-sharpen the knife, when it gets dull.
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