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Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan ZDP-189 Wa Series Kiritsuke (210mm to 270mm, 3 sizes, Octagon Shaped Magnolia Wooden Handle)

Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan

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Hitachi ZDP-189 is a premium Powdered Metallurgy (P.M.) tool steel (Carbon 3%, Chromium 20%) that is very attractive to knife enthusiasts, but is seldom seen in the kitchen knife market.

Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan ZDP-189 knife is made using difficult and time-consuming forging processes and hand sharpening processes. Passionate Forge-Smith Sukenari has devoted many years to testing and refining this ZDP-189 knife production techniques, and these incredible knife stand as a testament to their hard work and their hammer forging expertise.

The blade core of ZDP-189 steel (HRc. 65!), which is sandwiched between two layers of soft stainless steel.

This knife has a comfortable octagonal magnolia wood handle, which has a buffalo horn ferrule. For safekeeping, this knife comes with a matching 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 ZDP-189 Clad Series Kiritsuke

Blade Material:  ZDP-189 Clad

Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 65

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.

 

Kiritsuke 210mm (8.2")
Cutting edge length: 205mm Total Length: 380mm
Blade Thickness: 2.6mm
Blade Width: 47mm
Handle Length: 133mm
Total Weight: 154g

Kiritsuke 240mm (9.4")
Cutting edge length: 235mm Total Length: 380mm
Blade Thickness: 2.6mm
Blade Width: 50mm
Handle Length: 138mm
Total Weight: 184g

Kiritsuke 270mm (10.6")
Cutting edge length: 265mm Total Length: 420mm  Blade Thickness: 2.6mm
Blade Width: 51mm
Handle Length: 142mm
Total Weight: 230g

   

   

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.

 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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