Shofuku Blue #2 Nakiri 165mm. This small, family run blacksmith shop is new to kitchen knife making even though they've been making farming and gardening tools for over 90 years. Based in Kumamoto, we are their first international customer selling kitchen knives. Their first effort are two of the most popular items made for Japanese families, the santoku and nakiri made with Blue #2 steel and a nice hardwood oval handle. These knives are nicely made and hand engraved. This transition from farm tools to kitchen knives is a common one with many of our blacksmiths. We've been able to help support these multi-generation businesses by encouraging them to diversify their product offerings as the farm tool business has declined over the past 40 years.
Brand: Yoshito Saku
Blacksmith: Mr. Fukushima
Construction: San Mai Hammer Forged
Edge Steel: Aogami #2 (Blue #2)
Handle: Hardwood Oval
Edge Grind: Even
Blade Height: 50mm
Edge Length: 165mm
Weight: 160g / 5.6oz
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