Kikuichi TKC are very popular with knife enthusiasts and professionals. These knives are available only from CKTG in the United States. Kikuichi's name as well as its distinctive chrysanthemum are on the blade. The TKC knives are made of excellent quality, semi stainless steel with great geometry and good fit and finish.
This is a fantastic knife. If you are after a workhorse with an extremlay sharp edge,thin blade and very easy maintenance: This is the knife for you. However,if you are a knifenut like me,it has a serous drawback: After havin such a great knife,it will be very hard to justify future purchases (if you know,what i mean)....;-)
This knife is awesome. It’s lightweight,well balanced,had a great factory edge,and was packaged beautifully. I should have purchased a knife like this YEARS ago!
This is one of those "I wish I coulda’ gave it a sixth star" knives! Never,have I felt something that just glides through an onion. Like a ’ghost blade’ sometimes. It may take the fun out of cutting.... nah.. never mind,forget I even said that. This makes cutting so much fun,you’ll laugh when get a hold of an onion with it. The factory edge was among the sharpest I’ve ever felt to date,and that is saying something. This is "performance out of the box". Buy it,open it up,no sharpening needed,destroy prep. This is my personal favorite as of August 2011. MrKnifeFanatic.
This is by far the best knife I have ever owned mine out of the box had very little to no edge so I found a very professional sharpener aka (jmbullman) it is now so sharp that potatoes and tomatoes can be cut with just minimal pressure and they are virtually see through. I have owned and still own many knifes from various vendors Including tojiro,hattori,a custom haslinger which gets use only on special occasions due to price but this knife I will say comes close to or maybe surpassed the custom haslinger. I will continue to buy this product as for I have fell in love with the kikuichi and will continue to buy more. As for service well all you have to say is Richmond and that about personifies customer service. This knife along with the many custom Richmonds I own will serve me well and be passed down to my son. Peace and prosperity,jmbullman
Of all my knives I’ve bought from Mark,this is still my most used,favorite,and least expensive. F&f is superb and it is sooo easy to sharpen and it stays sharp.