Ever since we first started to offer Kanetsugu knives to our customers, back in 2006, we have received many positive comments about Kanetsugu’s knives. Our customers especially praise the sharpness, cutting performance and high standard of manufacturing. The secret behind these words of praise is, or course, Kanetsugu’s original convex edge geometry.
This year, Kanetsugu celebrates their 100th year in business. To celebrate this special anniversary, Kanetsugu have produced some beautiful and practical 'next-generation' R-2 Damascus Kiritsuke knives, which deliver an even higher level of cutting performance!
Kiritsuke knives are becoming much more commonplace and popular amongst culinary professionals and Chefs because, similar to a multi-purpose Santoku or Bunka knife, they have a very capable blade shape that can perform a wide variety of cutting tasks.
The Heptagonal (Seven-sided) Brown Pakka Wood Handle has a Black Pakka Wood Ferrule, a White Spacer and a decorative Mosaic Pin. This elegant, high-quality handle beautifully matches the stylish Kiritsuke blade shape and the overall design. Kanetsugu’s uses their own modern manufacturing technologies to create this practical, high-quality handle, which is water-resistant, crack-resistant and easy to clean.
These new Kanetsugu ZUIUN knives stand out from other similar products for three reasons:
1. Kanetsugu’s original convex edge geometry;
2. The performance and practicality offered by the R-2 steel blade;
3. The stylish looks, versatility and practicality of the Kiritsuke blade shape.
We think the new Kanetsugu ZUIUN R-2 Damascus knives are products worthy of celebrating Kanetsugu’s 100 year anniversary and we greatly respect Katesugu’s long history, their knife making expertise and their desire to find a harmonious balance between modern manufacturing methods and traditional craft skills.
Each ZUIUN R-2 Damascus Kiritsuke knife comes with a stylish ZUIUN Black Lacquered Wooden Saya and a Kiri (Paulownia) Wood Presentation Box.
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: Kanetsugu Zuiun Series Kiritsuke (Bunka) 210mm
Blade Material: R-2 Damascus
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 62
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Heptagonal Brown Pakka Wood Handle has a Black Pakka Wood Ferrule, a White Spacer and a decorative Mosaic Pin
Saya Included: Yes. (Black Lacquered Wooden Saya)
Kiritsuke (Bunka) 210mm (8.2")
Cutting edge length: 210mm
Total Length: 355mm
Blade Thickness: 2.2mm
Blade Width: 46mm
Handle Length: 135mm
Total Weight: 165g
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.
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.
I had high expectations when ordering the knife, but the quality and aesthetic level exceeded my expectations! The sheath pin to lock the knife in place was of less than satisfactory quality, but the sheath itself is nice too! Overall I am quite happy with the purchase.
Amazing beautiful knife! Very comfortable and razor sharp. Highly recommended.
Really good blade. Makes cooking an incredibly enjoyable and satisfying task
A piece of art!!! Can't believe that it only takes 4 days to deliver from Japan to Australia. The Saya is temporarily out of stock but the customer service contacts me ahead and provides solutions for that. The team is polite and efficient. Thank you so much for bringing this artwork to me!
Knife came razor sharp, been using it in a high volume production kitchen for 3 weeks now and still has a great edge. Very comfortable and the weight is great for all day everyday use.