Maboroshi no Meito Fruit Knives, made by swordsmith Teruyasu Fujiwara the fourth, are among the best on the planet. He explains that the manufacture of these knives requires all 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, Maboroshi no Meito which kind of translates to “Visionary Sword Celebrated in Victory”. 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 white high carbon steel (1.5%) known as Izuha-kou forged laminated between two layers of stainless steel. The blade is then hardened to Rockwell 64-65 and attached to an ebony take care of with water buffalo ferrules. Each and every knife is fully sharpened to a razor edge. Blade length is 4-3/4″, and overall length is 9″.
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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 comprised of 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.