Yoshimitsu Fugen are well-priced handmade forged knives. While they are placed at the lower end of the cost scale, they perform admirably and will make a great introduction to the world of Japanese kitchen knives. The shaping on these knives is nicely executed and the performance belies the aggressive price. The out of the box edge is about average, but a quick trip to your favorite stones will result in a screaming sharp edge. We can sharpen the blade (extra charge) before shipping for those wanting a head start in the kitchen.
The knife is made with a Hitachi White #1 core and a soft iron cladding which retains the carbon forging scale for extra protection, enhanced food release, and good looks!
Sujihikis are basically two sided yanagibas. They are used for slicing all kinds of raw and cooked proteins in one single action. The 240mm suji is a great size for those who don't have a ton of space in their kitchen. It is generally used for slicing, especially for sushi, but at this length it can be used for many more cutting tasks. The short height of the blade means that there is less friction when slicing and the blade draws through fish and boneless meat effortlessly.
The blade is mated to a custom, stabilized bog oak octagonal handle for years of long lasting, good looks.
Knife Brand: Yoshimitsu Fugen
Blacksmith: Yoshida San
Location: Shimabara, Japan
Construction: Hammer Forged, San Mai
Cladding: Soft Iron
Edge Steel: White #1
Edge Grind: Even (See choil shot)
Knife Type: Sujihiki
Edge Length: 247 mm
Blade Height: 38 mm
Spine Thickness: 3.3 mm
Weight: 5.7 oz / 162g
Handle: Custom, Stabilized Bog Oak Octagonal
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