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Yoshimitsu Fugen White #1 Kiritsuke 240mm
Yoshimitsu Fugen White #1 Kiritsuke 240mm Yoshimitsu Fugen White #1 Kiritsuke 240mmYoshimitsu Fugen White #1 Kiritsuke 240mmYoshimitsu Fugen White #1 Kiritsuke 240mm
Yoshimitsu Fugen White #1 Kiritsuke 240mm Yoshimitsu Fugen White #1 Kiritsuke 240mmYoshimitsu Fugen White #1 Kiritsuke 240mmYoshimitsu Fugen White #1 Kiritsuke 240mm

Yoshimitsu Fugen White #1 Kiritsuke 240mm

Item #: YW1B-K24C

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The Yoshimitsu Fugen White #1 Kiritsuke 240mm is an unusual blade. It combines the general proportions of a sujihiki with the overall shape of a classic kiritsuke. Kiritsuke knives are regarded as general purpose kitchen blades that were originally made with a single bevel. More recently, double bevel examples are finding favor with many chefs as they are easier to use and care for. But unlike most kiritsuke knives, this one has a very short blade height and is thus more a cousin to a sujihiki than a gyuto. The reverse tanto profile makes the pointed tip very nimble but also delicate, while the flat and thin profile lends itself to most slicing tasks.

White #1 steel is the material of choice for the core for several reasons. It is a very resilient steel that resists chipping while being relatively easy to sharpen. The steel also takes a really refined edge when put to the stones. We think Shirogami #1 is a perfect choice when balancing performance and budget.

The inner core of White #1 is covered, san-mai style, with a soft iron cladding which features a kurouchi finish. This aids in protecting the blade from corrosion and shocks while aiding food release. It also makes this sword-like knife even better looking. Considering all it has to offer, we think this attractive and versatile kitchen knife represents the highest level of price-to-performance ratios.

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  • Knife Brand: Yoshimitsu Fugen
  • Blacksmith: Yoshida San
  • Location: Shimbara, Japan
  • Construction: Hammer Forged, San Mai
  • Cladding: Soft Iron
  • Finish: Kurouchi
  • Edge Steel: White #1
  • HRC: 61
  • Edge Grind: Even (See choil shot)
  • Knife Type: Kiritsuke
  • Edge Length: 243mm
  • Height: 39mm
  • Spine Thickness: 3mm
  • Weight: 4.7oz
  • Handle: Ho Oval
  • Ferrule: Black Plastic



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      Great for the price , January 28, 2020
    Posted By: Alexander - verified customer

    For the price, this is an exactly what you'd expect. The fit and finish is good, smoother than I was expecting, but not bad. The handle does have a plastic ferrule, but it's flush enough that it doesn't feel weird to hold in a pinch grip. The handle is also fairly porous and will pick up stuff on your hand. Will probably replace the handle at some point, but it's comfortable enough. The out of the box edge was quite poor, but being White

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