The Fugen line of kitchen knives are made for us by the five-brother team of Yoshimitsu Hamono, located in Nagasaki, Japan. The knives are really well put together and offered at a budget conscious price. Fugens are a perfect entry point into Japanese knives for many users. Line chefs and home cooks should consider this bargain of a blade when looking to make the transition to Japanese kitchen knives.
The inner core is fashioned from Shirogami #1 and is clad, san-mai style, with a soft iron laminate. The covering features a kurouchi finish which aids in protecting the blade while adding to the great look of the knife. Hitachi White Paper #1 steel is a very resilient steel that resists chipping. It is relatively easy to sharpen and it takes a really fine edge when put to the stones.
With a blade length of about 210mm, these chef knives are a perfect tool for most kitchens, being adept at tackling just about any cutting, chopping, or slicing task. This particular variety has a tall profile for extra finger-to-board clearance. The classic looks of the blade are matched to a beautiful stabilized octagonal custom handle made from burl wood.
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