The Fujiwara Kanefusa Kurouchi Nakiri knife has unique “Black Forged” (Kurouchi) blade. The blade core is made from Hitachi White Steel No.2, which is sandwiched with soft iron.
The black-colored Kurouchi finish, which covers the upper soft iron part of the blade, is a special traditional coating that produces a unique luster and improved corrosion-resistance. However, while Kurouchi knives require less maintenance than typical carbon steel knives, please remember that the White Steel No.2 blade core and the soft iron portion of the bevel can still discolor or rust easily.
The knife comes with the popular “D-Shaped” traditional-style handle, which is made from magnolia wood and a water buffalo horn ferrule.
The tall blade and rounded nose / tip of the Santoku make it a versatile knife that is well suited to cutting meat, fish, or vegetables; Hence it’s name, which literally means “Three-purpose”. The Santoku is often recommended as a multi-purpose kitchen knife.
Knife Model: Fujiwara Kanefusa FKJ Series Kurouchi Wa Santoku
Blade Material: White Steel No.2
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 60 to 61
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: D Shaped Magnolia Wooden Handle with Water Buffalo Horn Ferrule
Saya Included: No.
Wa Santoku 165mm (6.4")
Cutting edge length: 165mm
Total Length: 305mm
Blade Thickness: 3.2mm
Blade Width: 47mm Handle Length:130mm
Total Weight: 127g
Sorry. This knife is not available for left handed version.
We believe the quality and cutting performance of Japanese knives are the best in the world, and hope you enjoy the fine craftsmanship and its sharp edge of your new knife. With proper cares, every Japanese knife should be your special cooking partner for a long time.
This is the Carbon steel blade kitchen knife that can get rust and discolor easily, and requires extra care and attention to prevent rust.
Awesome first knife, nice and clean, very sharp and is my best friend in the kitchen. I love it, and will definitely check out the other knives in the future.
The knife is a true craftsman work. I like the Kurouchi finish, it is light, (was a bit surprised ) and very easy to use. I have to adjust my technique since my other knives are heavier( Shun, Yaxell and an old Zwilling santoku that it replaced). It is razor sharp out of the box( can be sharpened more if one desires) just need to clean and wipe it with cloth since this is white number 2 steel. Good value for the price point.
It was great! I use it everyday. My first Japanese knife ever and I now know how they work!