Kiritsuke Bunka Blue steel
Kiritsuke Bunka Blue steel
Kiritsuke Bunka Blue steel
Kiritsuke Bunka Blue steel
Kiritsuke Bunka Blue steel
Kiritsuke Bunka Blue steel
Kiritsuke Bunka Blue steel
Kiritsuke Bunka Blue steel

Kiritsuke Blue steel #2 Kurouchi Damascus Shitan Handle 240mm

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Kiritsuke knives have one of the few multipurpose traditional Japanese blades, and can be used as a slicer or a vegetable knife. These sword shaped knives feature a straighter and wider edge than a yanagi for vegetables, and a longer blade than an usuba for slicing fish with ease. The user need skilled with traditional Japanese knives in order to utilize this unique kiritsuke style design properly. Traditionally, these knives are used only by the chefs as a symbol of status.

Blade Material: Blue steel #2/Aogami No.2

Blade Finish: Kurouchi Damascus

Blade Type: Double-edged

Blade Length: 240mm

Blade Thinckness: 3.4mm

Blade HRC: 61~63

Weight: 220g

Handle: Shitan Handle

Origin: Tosa City in Kochi prefecture

Availability Sheath: No(Choosing the fit sheath)

Aogami No.2 (Hitachi Metals Ltd.) is made by adding Chromium and Tungsten / Wolfram to Shirogami No.2. This results in increased toughness and the production of hard carbide molecules which improve edge retention. Many knife users have noted that while Aogami No.2 is very similar to Shirogami No.2 in terms of edge sharpness, it has slightly superior edge retention.

Kurouchi Finish, the unprocessed (black) part on the top side of the blade has already developed a dark patina, which protects the blade and gives it a traditional Japanese look.

Damascus is a laminated steel knife made of several layers of different steel materials. The center of the blade is made of hard steel for sharpness, and both sides are covered with multiple soft steel materials. The multiple steels are metallurgically joined, not by plating or glue. The more the blade is forged, the more complex the ripples become, and the more beautiful the unique grain pattern becomes.

■Please do not use the knife in a twisting motion.
■Please use the correct knife when cutting bone, frozen or hard items.
■Please note that the images are of the sample products. Colour, weight, pattern and size can differ as each product is handmade.
■Please use a soft plastic or wooden cutting board to protect the blades edge.
■Please don't heat or cool rapidly as it may change the structure of the steel.
■Please don't hesitate to contact us for further enquiries.

Customer Reviews

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Melissa
Incredible craftsmanship

Love it

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Chris
Beautiful

I don’t know what more I can say. Aesthetically it is stunning but the feel Of the handle in the hand, the weight, , the balance, the sharpness, it’s brilliant.

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Jake

Very quick international shopping from Japan, super easy to deal with.

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Mat

It’s a very good knife. It’s got eye appeal and for the price it’s excellent value for money!

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Hamish

Very well balanced knife and strong steel. Would definitley recommend!!!

Also Consider

Product Features

Handmade Forging

With the traditional forging process, the molecules of the iron material are finely tuned, leading to the completion of a "living kitchen knife" that breathes.

Durability

The process of heating and forging each material for mold making is repeated three or four times to quickly shape the blade and create durability before the carbon is released from the steel causing it to lose its original strength.

Sharpness

The blade is the most important factor in achieving the best possible sharpness. It is polished in our own blade factory to produce uncompromising sharpness.

Handle

The highest priority is placed on sturdiness, a sense of luxury, and a shape that is easy to grip and does not cause fatigue even after long hours of use.

MaterialSharpnessRust-resistantHardness
Sharpening
VG-10★★★★
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Sliver steel #3
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White steel #1
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White steel #2
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Blue steel #1
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Blue steel #2
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Aogami Super
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