Yoshihiro Mizu Yaki Blue High Carbon Steel #1 Kurouchi Utility-Kiritsuke Japanese Knife Shitan Handle - Blade Length: 7"(180mm)

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Blade Length: 7"(180mm)

*Recommended to purchase with Custom-Cut Saya Knife Cover Sheath

Our handmade Yoshihiro Mizu Yaki Blue High Carbon Steel #1 Black Forged Utility-Kiritsuke Japanese Multipurpose Chef Knife are at the top of its class in performance.

Mizu Yaki is a meticulous process of pure water quenching that draws out the hardness of refined steel while infusing enough resiliency to perform consistently in the most exacting of conditions. Exemplifying the most intricate techniques of forging, layering, and hammering, this black forged knife, or Kurouchi in Japanese, is a traditional method of crafting high carbon knives.

This unique style of forging offers an unpolished rustic finish. With a hardness on the Rockwell scale of 63-64, the inner core of Blue High Carbon Steel #1 is prized for its high edge retention.

The Utility Kiritsuke knife is a traditional Japanese all purpose chefs knife that resembles a sword. Its length allows it to cut sushi and sashimi in one stroke, and the wideness of the blade gives it the dexterity to do multiple jobs.

The sword tip also helps balance the weight of the knife and can be used for intricate and precise knife work for exquisite service. Even the simplest of tasks are elevated with a handcrafted knife that is as beautiful as it is functional.

HRC 63-64 Handle Material Rosewood
Grade Mizu Yaki Kurouchi Bolster Material Ebony
Stain Resistant No Handle Shape Octagonal
Blade Material Blue Steel #1 Saya Cover Optional
Edge Angle Double Edged

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