We are always keen to introduce as many people as possible to the wonderful world of Japanese (carbon) kitchen knives. And to make that introduction as financially practical as possible we recommend these high value, high quality knives made by Fujiwara Kanefusa of Japan.
Carbon steel blades are a very particular breed of knife and as such require extra care and attention to the details of maintenance and sharpness. But fear not, this is a regime easy to practice and follow.
The reactive nature of the SK-4 high carbon steel employed in these knives is only problematic if ignored. Keeping the blade very dry between uses is essential in combatting corrosion. Forcing a patina is a great way to aid with this and it is easily achieved. Just watch the video below to see how to do it.
The nicely ground asymmetrical edge comes out of the box very sharp. It will stay that way for a long time if cared for and brushed up with a strop or ceramic rod from time to time. Resharpening on stones is likewise a fairly easy endeavor with this steel.
The 240mm blade length is all you need for even the largest jobs. But the thin grind and lightweight Pakka wood handle give this knife a quick and nimble feel. A profile favoring neither belly or flatness means that you can use a push/pull or rocking technique with equal success.
The Fujiwara Carbon Gyuto 240mm is a fine knife indeed. A great introduction to the genre. And a screamingly great deal.
Weight 7.8 ounces
Blade Length: 240 mm (9.5")
Overall Length: 370 mm (14.5")
Thickness at Heel: 2.1 mm
Blade Height: 48.1 mm
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