Teruyasu Fujiwara 藤原照康 "Maboroshi no Meito" Shirogami #1 Tsuchime Santoku 165mm
Teruyasu Fujiwara - Master Teruyasu Fujiwara is the fourth generation blacksmith of the Fujiwara family, with a history of sword-forging since 1870. After the Second World War, at that time, the production of swords was limited, so Mr. Fujiwara decided to adopt his traditional blade forging techniques from the early-Meiji era into making modern kitchen knives. If you are looking for or expecting the knife to be pass down from father to son, and mother to daughter- This is the one to go for.
This santoku from the "Maboroshi no Meito" range is handcrafted by Mr. Teruyasu Fujiwara with Shirogami #1 steel core and clad in stainless steel. The blade is heat-treated to a high hardness of 64-65 HRC, which ensures excellent edge retention. The blade features Tsuchime (hand-hammered) pattern and Nashiji finish, and is fitted with a Western handle made of black pakkawood. Mr. Fujiwara insist in making these knives from ground up, and from start to finish, with a focus on superior heat-treatment and grinding. The finishes of these knives have a rough and rustic look, but the blade itself is simply exceptional. You'll be amazed how well and fast these blades cut.
Craftsman: Teruyasu Fujiwara
Edge : 50/50
Core steel : Shirogami #1 (White #1) with Stainless Steel clad.
Handle : Black Pakkawood ( western style )
Length : 165mm
Blade Height : 47mm
Heel Thickness 2.6mm
Weight : 182g
Hardness: 64-65 HRC
Fully hand-forged from Tokyo Japan