Denka No Hoto Fruit Knives, made by swordsmith Teruyasu Fujiwara the 4th, are top-of-the-line on the earth. He explains that the manufacture of these knives requires all of the sword making experience and techniques passed down in his Circle of relatives through the generations. As with famous swords of old, he has given these knives a name, Denka no Hoto which kind of translates to “Treasured Circle of relatives Sword”. Fujiwara knives are widely coveted by professional chefs for their incredibly sharp, long lasting edge.
Mr. Fujiwara makes the complete knife from begin to finish. For the blade, he uses a proprietary #1 Blue high carbon steel made by Hitachi known as Chigusa-kou forged laminated between two layers of stainless steel. Chigusa-kou has higher carbon content and added elements. The blade is then hardened to Rockwell 65-66 and attached to an Ebony maintain. Every knife is fully sharpened to a razor edge.
Handle length – 120mm
Handle width – 17mm
Handle to tip length – 255mm
Chin to tip length – 120mm
Blade height at chin – 30mm
Width of spine at maintain – 2.5mm
Width of spine above chin – 2.05mm
Width of spine at middle- 1.5mm
Width of spine 1cm from the tip – 1.3mm
Weight – 73.7 g
Free Lift Gate Delivery on large units Included to get unit off the truck only.
These finely crafted small knives come from the Tosa Region on Shikoku Island, where the master blacksmiths still adhere to the old ways.
The master blacksmiths hand hammer a lamination of high carbon “white steel” between two layers of soft wrought iron.
The handles are produced from Ho wood.
They come well sharpened with instructions for maintaining a razor edge. The small blade makes a great paring knife for fruit and vegetables.