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The fascination of Kiritsuke (K-tip) knives

May 14, 2024 0 Comments

The fascination of Kiritsuke (K-tip) knives

Have you ever tried a Kiritsuke(K-tip) knife? We will give you small tips about kiritsuke knives today.

 

- What is Kiritsuke(K-tip) ? - 

Kiritsuke or K-tip means that the shape of a knife. It is a type of knife that has been commonly used in the Kanto region of Japan and has recently gained popularity all over the world as well. Its distinctive feature is that it has a straight, diagonal edge from the spine to the tip when viewed from above. 

 

 

- The character of Kiritsuke -

The appeal of the Kiritsuke knife lies in its versatility and practically among traditional Japanese knives. It is beloved as a multi-purpose tool capable of handling a wide range of ingredients. 

By cutting the tip at an angle, the knife becomes sharper compared to a regular knife, making suitable for fine work, detailed tasks and scooping out.

 

- Kiritsuke knives at Kaz's store - 

Here are some of the Kiritsuke knives we offer at our store.

 ・Seki Kanetsugu - Zuiun Gyuto SG2 High Speed Powdered Steel Kiritsuke (K-tip) Gyuto 21cm (custom sheath included)

With the concept of traditional Japanese sword, Zuiun is the culmination of 100 years of knife making by Seki Kanetsugu. It features traditional sword shape blade and 63 layer damascus steel, resulting in elegant and aesthetically appealing design. 

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・Sakai Jikko "Ginsan" Silver 3 Steel Kiritsuke (K-tip) Gyuto Chef's knife 

Gyuto knife “Ginsan” series utilises Rust resistant Silver-3 Steel. (Ginsan is translated as Gin=Silver, San=Three) This model’s sharpness is comparable to carbon steel knives and is strong to rust. It’s suited for those who prefer knives with great sharpness as well as effortless maintenance.

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・残心 Zan Shin AO (from Seki) - AUS10 Steel Kiritsuke (K-tip) Hammered Finish Santoku Knife Dark Blue Pakkawood Handle 19cm

This is Kaz's original knife brand.The AUS10 Zanshin knives are crafted by Itazu-Hamono, a distinguished knife manufacturer based in Seki, renowned as Japan's foremost knife-producing region. Each knife features meticulously handcrafted pakkawood handles by seasoned artisans. 

Blue stone grain custom sheath available (+$50)

 

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