We are pleased to introduce these fine knives made by Mr. Kyohei Shindo in Tosa, Japan.
This line of kitchen knives is made with Blue #2 Carbon steel, also known as Aogami #2, which is a favorite with our customers. The steel is heat-treated to HRC 62+-, which is the sweet spot for excellent edge retention as well as ease of sharpening.
These are really good-looking knives featuring a well-done kurouchi finish on the upper blade road that fades to a nice matte sand-blasted lower portion. The simple but attractive handle made from burnt oak wood is a perfect match for the blade and the name of the brand. “En” means flame in Japanese and “jin” means blade. Perfect indeed!
Blacksmith: Shindo San
Location: Kami City, Kochi Prefecture, Japan
Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
Edge Steel: Blue #2 Carbon Steel
Cladding: Soft Iron
Finish: Kurouchi/Sand Blast/Polished
Edge Grind: Even
HRC: 62 +-
Handle: Oak Octagonal, Burnt Finish
Weight: 4.4 oz (126 g)
Blade Length: 158 mm
Total Length: 229 mm
Spine Thickness at Heel: 5.0 mm
Blade Height at Heel: 45.1 mm
Care: Hand wash and towel dry after use to avoid rusting
We do not carry a saya that fits this knife--try the felt blade guard instead