9" Japanese Traditional Style Kitchen Knife Hand Forged (Kiritsuke)
This hand forged Traditional Japanese Style chef knife (Kiritsuke) has a EN45 steel blade which has an unbelievably sharp single bevel edge. The asymmetrical blade has brute de forge finish with polished cutting edge.
Kiritsuke knife is one of most versatile Japanese Traditional Style knives that is used mainly for thinly slicing fish, vegetables, and fruit, using push/pull cutting.
It has a handle made from buffalo horn, brass, coffee brown stabilized ashtree burl, that is comfortable in the hand, light and very nicely balanced.
If you're looking to jump into the world of Japanese knives and carbon steel, this knife is an excellent introduction combining traditional construction and an impressive finish and edge right out of the box.
The unique blade of the Kiritsuke whips through ingredients quickly and leaves clean cuts in vegetables such as daikon with little effort.
The blade shape is also ideal for boneless meat preparation and chopping mirepoix (the base ingredient in french cooking).
- Blade: EN45 steel
- Handle: buffalo horn, brass, coffee brown stabilized ashtree burl
- Dims: total length 365mm, blade length 230mm (cutting edge 210mm), width 37mm, thickness 2mm
The Kiritsuke knife is a versatile, general-purpose Japanese chef's knife. It can be used to prepare ingredients for sushi, sashimi and other dishes.
The Kiritsuke is a relatively uncommon chef's knife. The Kiritsuke is a close variant of the more popular Japanese chef knife, the Gyuto.
Its profile allows for precise slicing of both vegetables and raw fish whilst also being able to utilise a chopping technique thanks to the flat edge.
All our kitchen/chef knives have a hidden tang construction. All blades are heat treated (normalised, hardened and tempered).
The knives handles are made of various good quality wood (bog oak, rosewood, American walnut).