Suisin Tanryu Blue #2 Suminagashi Hongasumi Ebony Handle Kiritsuke
10.5" (270 mm)
About Suisin Tanryu Yoshikazu Ikeda began pursuing his family business of knife forging when he was only 22 years old. In 1988 he was selected to be one of Sakai City’s blade-making dentoukougeishi, and in 2001 was chosen to be the first member of Sakai City’s Master Craftsmen Organization. Over the past forty years, he has polished his forging techniques for both Japanese swords and kitchen knives. Today Master Ikeda forges knives for top Japanese knife companies and is the chairman of the association of Dentoukougeishi, traditional craftsmen acknowledged by the Japanese local government. The Tanryu line is forged out of Blue steel #2 is a mixture of chromium, tungsten, and white steel #2. The addition of chromium and tungsten to white steel gives it added hardness, making it a good compromise for those who want a carbon knife with a longer edge retention. About Suisin Suisin knives are crafted from the heart. From the initial design to the finished product, knives are repeatedly put to test in professional kitchens before they are released to the public. These knives are the unique by-product of a collaboration between the craftsmen and chefs. Suisin craftsmen are constantly challenging themselves to find new ways to ensure long edge retention and easy maintenance. Their goal is to provide chefs worldwide with the quality and careful craftsmanship that will allow them the precision and control to effortlessly create beautiful food. Purpose of Kiritsuke Used only by the most skilled master chefs in Japan, the single-edged kiritsuke requires an accomplished technique and talent to use effectively, making ownership of this knife a symbol of status and prestige for top Japanese chefs.
CAUTION: Moisture Causes Rusting and Discoloration
Left-handed knives are available for this style. Please call customer service at 1-800-626-2172 to order.
OUT OF STOCK. ETA 4+ MONTHS (Payment billed when shipped)
Please be cautious when inspecting carbon knives with wet hands after purchase. We ask customers to inspect all knives prior to using, and will not accept returns on damaged goods. In the event you receive a rusted knife, please call customer service within 48 hours, and we will be happy to assist you.