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.
Feels good in my hand. Very light and very sharp. Over all I really like this knife and will buy more.
I bought this knife a month ago, and it is every bit I expected. The steel is been holding the edge nicely so far.
First time got a traditional Japanese knife instead of western type and I love the feel of it.
I got this knife for my significant other - he loves to cook and prep all of his food. He absolutely loves it & it's the only knife we both use. Has such beautiful detail & cuts SO well! I definitely recommend!
Thus far, my experience has been greater than with any other knife i've purchased. The quality is outstanding, and the blade holds an edge like no other. Though the color looks more black in the image, I could not hold it against this knife.