Motokyuuichi Ginsan Nashiji Kiritsuke Gyuto 240mm Burnt Oak
Motokyuuichi kitchen knives are hand forged in Shimabara City, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. The Kyuuichi family had a strong reputation for samurai sword forging during the Edo period, but gradually withdrew from sword forging over time. In 1895, the forge was taken over by the sword smith Shoujiro Maeda, to whom we owe the Motokyuuichi forge as we know it today. The Maeda lineage passed on skills and knowledge from generation to generation: the forge of katana, agricultural tools, hunting weapons and kitchen knives. The 4th and 5th generations of the Maeda family have made the transition to forging kitchen knives in a traditional Japanese way. Today, Yasuhide Maeda is in charge of the Motokyuuichi forge and we are proud to collaborate with him to offer you quality Japanese knives at a fair price!
Kiritsuke Gyuto is a cross between traditional kiritsuke and gyuto. The profile of the cutting edge is generally straighter and the tip is cut, similar to the kiritsuke, while the double bevel is characteristic of the gyuto. Kiritsuke Gyuto acts as a chef's knife in your kitchen and can do most of the tasks. It is usually found between 210 and 270 mm.
Ginsan translates to : "silver number 3", this type of steel falls into the category of stainless steels and is therefore easier to maintain than traditional carbon steels. Ginsan is one of the only stainless steels that can be forged in the traditional way like high content carbon steels. This makes it one of the most pleasant stainless steels to sharpen.
Nashiji is a Japanese word meaning "pear skin pattern". Coming from a knife finishing technique where the surface of the blade is left raw or rustic, imitating the skin of the Asian pear.
Have it sharpened on a water stone by a professional every year. Store in a dry place. Wash immediately after use and dry completely before storing. Do not soak. Not dishwasher safe.
Each knife is guaranteed for life for obvious problems related to the manufacture of the product. For example, if the handle comes off or cracks after a few weeks of proper use. Or if the blade has a crack in the edge to the spine of the blade. These problems are rare, but they can happen. In which case you will be offered an exchange for the same product or a refund. Each case being different, it is at our discretion to evaluate if our lifetime warranty for obvious manufacturing problems applies.
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Your knife doesn't cut as well as you expected?Every knife comes with what we call its "factory edge". We have over 200 different products in stock, often with multiple copies of each. All of our products are handcrafted in Japan before being shipped and the "factory edge" may vary. If you feel that your knife is not cutting to its full potential, feel free to contact us and we will fix it for you by sharpening the knife for free!
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