For nearly a decade, we have been working with a small selection of top-ranked Japanese forge smiths to make Traditional Forged Knives for our Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan brand.
Due to the forge smith’s extensive experience in hammer forging and traditional handcrafting processes, their special effort and their continuous research, we can now offer our customers traditional forged knives in a variety of premium Japanese steels.
The Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan YUTAKA 豊佳 Series are Special Limited Edition versions of our Limited Production Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan Traditional Forged Knives. The YUTAKA 豊佳 Series harmoniously marries Traditional Handcrafted high-end knife blades with Contemporary, Stylish Wa Handle Designs.
Our Third Edition Fu-Rin-Zan YUTAKA 豊佳 Series knives feature HAP-40 (HRc. 68), one of the most mysterious and attractive steels produced in Japan. This hi-tech powdered metal steel alloy has a very rich chemical position and —when it is forged and heat-treated properly— we believe it probably offers better cutting performance and edge retention than any other high-quality Japanese steel.
We have worked closely with historical & professional Forge-Smith Sukenari for making the Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan YUTAKA 豊佳 Series HAP-40 Edition. Sukenari’s knowledge of traditional forging processes and their extensive experience with modern, high-performance steels proved to be invaluable when perfecting these new HAP-40 knives. Master Hanaki, Sukenari’s innovative and energetic knife maker and Master forge smith, has successfully managed to extract the best cutting performance and edge retention from these HAP-40 knives (HRc. 68). They are perfect for customers who love testing exotic hi-tech steels, or those who appreciate knives with outstanding cutting performance and edge retention.
Master Hanaki believes that, relative to ZDP-189 and Aogami Super knives, these new HAP-40 knives offer very competitive cutting performance and edge retention. In addition, even when HAP-40 is heat-treated to a higher Rockwell hardness than ZDP-189, HAP-40 offers better toughness. Consequently, Master Hanaki has confidence that these HAP-40 knives will prove to be some of the best performing and most practical knives from Japan.
To enrich your cooking experience and suit a wide variety of needs and preferences, this Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan HAP-40 FHYP-29 Kiritsuke 210mm features an Innovative Octagonal Ebonywood Handle with Nickel Silver Spacers and a Royal Purple Composite Stone Ferrule & Butt. A matching Magnolia wood Saya (Sheath) with a black pakkawood Saya pin is also included with the knife.
We hope you can see and feel the craftsman’s spirit and passion for creating knives with next-level cutting performance and originality.
The stylish and versatile Kiritsuke-Gyuto is becoming more common and popular in recent years. The triangular tip area is particularly useful for detailed work and cutting fish or meat. It is a very versatile knife that can be used to perform many of the tasks normally done with a Gyuto.
Knife Model: Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan YUTAKA 豊佳 Series HAP-40 Edition FHYP-29 Kiritsuke 210mm
Blade Material: HAP-40 Clad
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 68
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Octagonal Ebonywood Handle with Nickel Silver Spacers and a Royal Purple Composite Stone Ferrule & Butt with Nickel Silver Spacers
Saya Included: Yes.
Kiritsuke 210mm (8.2")
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 handler 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.
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.