Kiritsuke 240mm Matsubara Aogami - Tsuchime and walnut handle
Beautiful Traditional Japanese fish and all-purpose knife.
The Kiritsuke is a fish knife for all kinds of work - starting with gutting, cutting and filleting and ending with portioning fillets and sashimi, for example. This chef's knife with 240mm blade length has an almost straight blade with a minimal bend towards the tip of the knife. This straight blade has optimal properties when filleting and separating the fish skin from the meat. When portioning sushi or sashimi, the fillet can be divided in one clean cut without destroying the structure of the fish fillet - a distinct advantage in taste. This Kiritsuke has a blade length of 240mm.
This hand forged kiritsuke with a blade length of 240mm from the Matsubara Forge has a special surface finish called the Tsuchime finish. This surface finish of the blade is very distinctive and makes the knife so special. The sheath steel of this blade is hammered with a special anvil developed by Mr. Tanaka, which creates this special surface texture. In addition to the great look, this surface also has the benefit that the unevenness created allows the cut material to detach well from the knife. The core of the blade is made of the very cutting Blue #2 steel with a hardness of about 62 HRC. A layer of softer stainless steel is welded around the blade core using the San Mai method. The softer stainless steel on the blade blade not only protects the inner steel core, but also gives the blade a certain degree of flexibility.
- Length blade: 240mm
- Height blade: 49mm
- Length handle: 136mm
- Length knife: 394mm
- Weight: 225g
- Handle: walnut wood
- Hardness grade core steel: HRC 62
- Sheath steel: Stainless steel with hammered surface
- Blade construction: 3-ply according to the San Mai method
- Double sided grinding of the cutting edge
- This knife is not suitable for
hard cuts such as bones and frozen food.
- These knives should never be
put in the dishwasher and must be rinsed and dried by hand after each use to
ensure long life.
- If not properly cared for,
these blades tend to rust. Regular treatment with oil is also recommended.
- As the knives are handmade,
each individual knife is unique.
- This also means that the
knives may differ slightly in appearance.