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 long, narrow and dimples blade of slicer is particularly useful for slicing meat, boneless fish, roast beef and ham. The long blade allows the meat or fish to be cut in one single drawing motion, from heel to tip.
Knife Model: Kanetsugu Zuiun Series Kiritsuke Sujihiki
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 Sujihiki 240mm (9.4")
Cutting edge length: 230mm
Total Length: 385mm
Blade Thickness: 2.2mm
Blade Width: 38mm
Handle Length: 135mm
Total Weight: 155g
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.
Masterfully crafted!! This knife makes prepping all my proteins a cinch!!
And great handling of the whole process. Thank you Koki !
First off I'm not a knife expert. Neither do I work in a kitchen a lot, maybe 3 or 4 times a week. So I wouldn't dare to comment on the build or the characteristics of the knife being a tool. That said I do appreciate well made tools and I'm willing pay a premium for them. This knife from the moment I opened the box is a pleasure to watch, to hold and to use. So far I used it only once to carve a piece of steak. That cutting action is a real pleasure, as much as eating the steak, maybe even more :). I bought it as a carving knife for steaks. I suppose it'll work well for fish. The long sharp blade delivers a clean smooth cut. Like I said I used it only once but I took it out from time to time just to hold it and look at it to enjoy it like a piece of art. What's great about a tool like this is it makes dull work enjoyable. Money well spent.
Bought this knife a month ago, and I’m really satisfied with the manufacture and quality of it. Super sharp, incredible finish, one of the best knifes I’ve ever had.
WOW! The knife is absolutely beautiful!!! I like the heft of the knife