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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.
His Denka line is the crême de la crême and represents the pinnacle of his craftsmanship. Every Denka line knife is made with his own proprietary Aogami Super steel which is hand forged in house. With a steel he tempers between 65-67 HRC, any knife from the Denka line is sure to retain a screaming sharp edge for a very long time.
What's more? With an attractive kurouchi finish and a hand-hammered (tsuchime) pattern, his Denka line knives are not only high performers but very easy on the eyes.
If you get the opportunity to score a Denka with his signature finger notch, you are set and using the knife will be that much more comfortable.
Ah we have finally arrived at the conundrum with no end, the 240mm gyuto. Those who love a 240mm gyuto will without fail and without any subtlety express their obsession with this particular length of gyuto. With 30mm extra than the typical 210mm gyuto, a 240mm gyuto is a great knife for those with bigger hands, larger kitchens, bigger tasks, larger... you get the point!
A gyuto is already a versatile knife style, at 240mm, you gain even more versatility. And don't you dare tell someone who loves 240mm gyutos that it's too large to slice garlic, because they'll prove you wrong.
Maker: Teruyasu Fujiwara
Core Steel: Aogami Super Steel
Cladding: Stainless Cladding
Grind: 50 / 50
Blade Length: 240mm
Overall Length: 395mm
Thickness: 3.3mm at heel
HRC: 65 - 66
Handle Type: Octogonal Ho and Buffalo Horn Wa Handle