Harukaze means "windy spring" in Japanese. We like the name and image it conjures up! We have Harukaze knives made exclusively for CKTG by a well-regarded factory in Tosa, Japan. There are various types of steel and styles available in this multi-line range of cutlery.
Featured here is an example of their line made from VG1 stainless steel. It is an easy to sharpen stainless mono steel that is not as hard or brittle as some other stainless steels. Of course, this is a very easy steel to maintain in terms of corrosion and rust prevention since it's fully stainless.
We are so impressed with the overall fit and finish of these knives given their very keen price. They have lovely walnut and maple handles that are semi oval and fully ambidextrous. Please note that the handle is installed with a matchi (the gap between the ferrule and the neck). This is not a mistake!
The grinds are really well done and the out of the box edge is about average for this kind of knife. So a quick trip to the stones will reveal the true beast within!
We really like the profile of this very versatile slicer. It can easily be used as a short height gyuto
. And at the price it represents one of the best values on the site.
Location: Tosa, Japan
Construction: Stamped, Mono Steel
Steeyl Type: VG1 Stainless Steel
Weight: 146g / 5.1oz
Edge Length: 272mm
Blade Height: 40mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 2.2mm
Edge Grind: Even (see choil photo)
Handle: Walnut Oval
Tokyo Style Handle Install (See Photo #4)