Our Nashiji Chef’s Knife, made by sword smith Teruyasu Fujiwara the fourth, is without doubt one of the finest on the earth. He explains that the manufacture of this knife 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 this knife a name, Nashiji which refers back to the rough skin of the Japanese pear.
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 a traditional style Japanese Ho Wood deal with. Every knife is fully polished to a razor edge. Blade length is 7-5/8?, and overall length is 12½?
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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 small blade makes a great paring knife for fruit and vegetables.
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.