Kikuichi Kurouchi Tsuchime White #2 Kiritsuke Yanagi

Designer: Kikuichi Cutlery

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Size 25cm

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This series from famed Blade-smith, Tadashi Enami exemplifies art and science with true craftsmanship. Kuro, meaning black in Japanese is referenced in the Kurouchi style knives. It is a black iron oxide coating left from the forging process, which helps prevent rusting. These single-bevel knives also feature a hammer texture (Tsuchime), which helps food release from the blade. Forged in the classic Kasumiyaki construction, and made from a white #2 high-carbon steel core and soft black iron cladding, which gives this series its unique look. A Kiritsuke Yanagi has a long slender blade and single-bevel which makes for cutting sushi, sashimi and rolls effortless and precise. 

NOTE: Blade may rust if left wet, this is NOT a stainless steel.

  • Material: White #2, High-Carbon Steel
  • Forging Construction: Kasumiyaki 
  • Size: 25cm/9.75 inch, 29cm/11.5 inch 
  • Ferrule Material: Ebony Packkawood
  • Rockwell Hardness Scale: HRC 62
  • Knife Type: Kiritsuke Yanagi 
  • Stainless: No
  • Handle: Walnut, Octagon 
  • Wood Saya Included: Yes
  • Edge Angle: Japanese Single-Bevel
  • Origin: Kikuichi Cutlery, Sakai, Japan