Aritsugu Kiritsuke 270mm Blue II Steel Blade Japanese Chef Knife

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ARITSUGU KIRITSUKE 10 3/4inch (270mm) Blue II Steel blade Japanese Chef Knife w/ wood cover

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Aritsugu Company

400 years of family business creating the finest quality knives and cooking utensils. Since 1560, 18 generations of the Aritsugu family have continued to pass along the forging techniques preferred by the imperial family. It started by Japanese Samurai Sword maker, Master Aritsugu Fujiwara. This knife was bought at Tokyo Aritsugu. Located on Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, well-known as world biggest fish market. Aritsugu provides hand forged knives and cooking utensils to top chefs in Japan. Masamoto knife is used by Japanese professional chefs very much, however; Aritsugu knife is also the one of the knives brands used by Japanese professional chefs as well.

Blade Length; 10 3/4inch (270mm) Handle Length; 5 1/2 inch (140mm) Total Length; 16 1/2 inch (420mm) Knife weight is 11.2oz. The end part of the back width is 5mm(3/16h) wide.

HANDLE; Magnolia with Water Buffalo horn bolster. BLADE; Hongasumi style blade which is harder steel(Blue II steel) blade on the blade of the edge & the back of the blade, and softer steel on the body of the blade. Those different steel combinations make easier to sharpen knife and the knife stronger, and make it easier on the processes of knife making.

This knife is called Kiritsuke knife which is used for slicing sashimi, peeling vegetables, and cutting most of ingredients for all around with only this one. However, it is not for bony stuffs. The blade is made out of Yasuki Ao II ko(Blue II steel) which is very suitable for Japanese chef knives. It is very hard steel and hold on the edge very hard, and harder to rust than white II steel.