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Fukamizu Blue 2 Short Kiritsuke 175mm

$99.00 USD $89.00 USD

Specifications

Style: Kiritsuke
Blade Length: 175mm
Weight: 96g
Bevel: Double Bevel
Spine Thickness @ Mid: 1.7mm
Blade Material: Blue 2 Core w/Iron Clad
Handle Material: Chestnut w/Plastic Ferrule
HRC: 61

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Blade Type

The Kiritsuke knife, a symbol of expertise in Japanese cuisine, is traditionally used by executive chefs. This multi-purpose knife combines features of a slicer and a vegetable knife, with its angled tip and long blade. It excels in precise slicing, chopping, and julienning, making it a prestigious and versatile tool.

Steel Type

Japanese Blue Steel #2, or "Aogami" #2, is a revered high-carbon steel alloyed with low amounts of chromium and tungsten. It strikes an excellent balance between durability, edge retention, and ease of sharpening. Slightly more ductile than Blue #1, it's widely used in crafting traditional Japanese knives, beloved by chefs for its resilience and sharpness, albeit is slightly softer than Blue 1.

Recommended Maintenance

Store it in a dry environment using magnetic strips, knife rolls, or sayas. Avoid hitting hard or frozen objects and twisting the blade while cutting. These knives are not dishwasher safe. Clean with hot water and a soft cloth, and dry immediately after use to prevent rust spots on the high carbon steel. For more information please read the blog below.

Introducing

Fukamizu

Made in a small factory in Kagoshima, Japan, Fukamizu knives represent excellent value for money whilst using traditional high-carbon Japanese steels. The company was founded in 1915 and carry on making kitchen knives to this day. At the lower end of the price range for handmade knives, the Fukamizu use magnolia handles with plastic ferrules, with a factory machine finish, meaning that you will need your own whetstone to put on a final edge for use.

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Knife Care

This knife is made from a high-carbon steel and as such, will require a little more care than a regular off-the-shelf knife. It must be dried shortly after use, as prolonged exposure to moisture can cause rust spots to appear. A very light coat of oil during storage also helps to prevent rust spots. A patina (colouration and seasoning of the steel) will occur with use.