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Kitaoka Blue #2 Kiritsuke 210mm
Kitaoka Blue #2 Kiritsuke 210mm Kitaoka Blue #2 Kiritsuke 210mmKitaoka Blue #2 Kiritsuke 210mm
Kitaoka Blue #2 Kiritsuke 210mm Kitaoka Blue #2 Kiritsuke 210mmKitaoka Blue #2 Kiritsuke 210mm

Kitaoka Blue #2 Kiritsuke 210mm

Item #: KitaokaAO-Kiritsuke210

Average Customer Rating:
(4.5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews)

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Our Price: $182.00
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There is something about the shape of a kiritsuke that reminds us of a samurai sword. It has a ‘weapon’ look to it. And this knife is certainly a kitchen weapon of the highest order.

Kiritsuke knives are one of the few multipurpose traditional Japanese blades. They can be used as a yanagi for fish slicing, or as an usuba for vegetable cutting. These sword shaped knives feature a straighter edge than a yanagi and a longer blade than an usuba. In Japan the chef must be highly skilled with traditional Japanese knives in order to master this unique design correctly. In fact tradition has it that these knives are used only by the executive chefs as a symbol of status and due to its difficulty in use.

The Kitaoka 210mm Kiritsuke is made from the popular Hitachi Blue Paper #2 alloy with a soft iron jigane covering the front and spine. It is a single bevel knife and the core steel is hardened to 62-63 HRC. The back of the blade has a mild concave grind to aid in food release. The blade is very reactive so you must keep it completely dry between uses and wipe it down regularly if cutting acidic foods. The knife is intended for right-handed users only.

Comes with a nice rosewood octagonal handle.

  • Maker: Kitaoka
  • Type: Kiritsuke
  • Steel: Blue #2
  • HRC: 62-63
  • Handle: Rosewood Octagonal
  • Ferrule: Black Pakkawood
  • Finish: Satin
  • 35.9mm Tall
  • 202mm Long
  • 3.1mm Thick
  • Weight: 4.3 Oz
  • Customer Reviews

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    5  great knife , August 9, 2016
    Posted By: j hinkson - verified customer

    really like this knife. nice edge out of the box, good weight, nice balance. very happy with the purchase so far

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    5  Sushi Machine, September 10, 2015
    Posted By: Brett

    Love this knife for thin slicing fish. I'm impressed at how well this knife performs for the price. Thanks!

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    3  Product Review, January 14, 2014
    Posted By: Daniel Davila - verified customer

    Service was great as usual and the knife was wicked sharp OOTB... Only thing is that the blade was very unevenly ground. It dipped up in the middle preventing contact with the cutting board in that section of knife.
    I ended up having to work at it for a couple hours on a 200 grit stone to get it even.
    After that was done the knife was basically unstoppable. Laser sharp.
    Just wish the handle was a little more comfortable. Just a little too thin.
    I would say that this knife was a pretty good buy. Not sure if my issues with the blade are common to this knife/brand but still worth the money.

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