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Master Fujiwara is globally acclaimed for creating not only stunning knives, but incredibly high-performance knives. His work has a rustic fit and finish which for those keen on wanting to learn how to polish a spine or choil, is even better given you'll end up with a high-performance knife and a new set of skills.
What makes the Maboroshi line from Fujiwara-san desireable? In our opinion two things.
Shirogami 1 (white steel no. 1) is amongst one of the favourite carbon steels for most knife enthusiasts for its ease of sharpening, but most importantly how razor sharp the steel feels in hand and on the cutting board.
Second, the Maboroshi line hosts one of the more beautiful hand-hammered (tsuchime) patterns we've seen. Very deep craters make it obvious this is a hand-hammered product and with stainless steel cladding, those details are sure to stay. Patina will only develop on the cutting edge.
Type: Santoku / Bunka Hybrid
Blade Length: 180mm
Overall Length: 320mm
Spine at heel: 2.5mm
Spine mid: 1.8mm
Steel Type: Shirogami #1 Stainless clad
SteelRockwell Hardness ~65
Blacksmith: Teruyasu Fujiwara
Cutlery Line: Maboroshi