Yoshimitsu Fugen White #1 Bunka
170mm Urushi. The Fugen line of knives are made for us by Yoshimitsu Hamono, a small blacksmith shop run by 5 brothers and located in Nagasaki, Japan. We have tasked them with producing a well-made and designed line of knives that can compete with many other brands, but at a much lower price point.
By utilizing Hitachi White Paper #1 steel and a soft iron cladding, they are able to manufacture a fine blade that is capable of pleasing both home cooks and line and sous chefs in a professional environment, all at an entry level price. The iron cladding is finished with a kurouchi covering which reduces manufacturing cost while providing additional protection to the blade.
The classic looks of the blade are matched to a very nice custom octagonal handle made with stabilized green urushi finished wood. The Fugen White #1 bunka
represents a wonderful entry point into the world of Japanese cutlery by being both easy to maintain, quick to sharpen, and robust in use.
Knife Brand: Fugen
Location: Nagasaki Japan
Construction: Hammer Forged, San Mai
Cladding: Soft Iron
Edge Steel: White #1
Edge Grind: Even (See choil shot)
Knife Type: Bunka
Edge Length: 170mm
Overall Length: 310mm
Spine Thickness: 3mm
Weight: 4.3oz / 122g
Handle: Green Urushi Octagonal