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Takefu Village - Funayuki Knife 180mm - SanMai Shirogami 2 - by Mr. Masanobu Okada - kitchen knife


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Takefu Knives Village is a brand born in 1991 in Echizen Fukui, a city in Japan famous since 1400 for the production of knives.
The Takefu knives brand is based on the union of 10 local craftsmen who make each knife by hand.

The model presented is made by:

Mr. Masanobu Okada
Born in the city of Echizen in 1949, the third generation of forging craftsmen, he is one of the few living heirs of the "masaoki-ho" typical of Echizen, a forging technique that consists in repeating and folding the hammer steel giving it a rhomboid shape for obtain a thinner, sharper and easier to sharpen steel sheet.

Knife features:

Use: meat / fish / vegetables

Blade: CladSteel carbon steel with cutting edge in White Paper Steel (Shirogami) at 62 / 64HRC and damask at 67
Lama origin: Japanese craftsmanship
Handle: Keyaki Zelkova (Japanese elm)
Packaging: cardboard with Japanese writing
Blade length: 184mm
Total length: 336mm
Blade thickness: 3.9mm
Handle length: 140mm
Weight: 179g

* Not every knife is signed on the blade by the craftsman who made it

Considering the high carbon steel used for the blade and the extreme construction quality of these knives, we recommend a series of attentions to follow to maintain the quality of the product over time.

- Never put the knife in the dishwasher
- Rinse the knife with warm water before the first use
- Rinse the knife immediately after each use without aggressive dishwashing detergent and dry with a soft cloth (always starting at the back of the cutting edge)
- Aggressive foods such as lemon juice must be immediately rinsed immediately after use
- Do not use glass or granite slabs as a cutting support. Use only wooden bases
- Take care that the blade edge of the knife does not come into contact with other metal objects during its storage to avoid damage to the blade edge.

Takefu Knife Village craftsmen


More Information
Country of productionJapan
BrandTakefu knives
Blade Materialsteel
Blade Length18/19cm
Handle MaterialNatural
Carbon SteelShirogami laminated
Materials and Finishes8
Steel Quality8,5
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