Petty Kiritsuke • 180 mm • matte finished suminagashi • VG10 • Grey octagonal handle • for right- and lefthand use
Features of the Rooij VG10 series
I have asked our knifemaker to design a VG10 with Japanese octagonal handle for us and the result is stunning. A 33 layered suminagashi blade with a grey octagonal Japanese handle. A laser cut blade, then thinned by hand, which results in a leightweighted knife with great cutting characteristics. The grey handle gives the knife a sober look, it is a little havier then other octagonal handles in our shop, but this will benefit the ideal balance point of the knife: right on the bolster.
Thinning by hand on the Kaiten Toshi ( water wheel ) makes it possible to adjust the blade where it needs to bee sdjusted: Super thin behind the cutting edge. Here the knife excels above a knife which is grinded by machine, these details will make a difference in practice.
The matte finish is refined and the layered construction of the blade is clearly visable. The heel is rounded and polished, this will ensure a good grip while cutting.
Elwin de Veld about his Rooij knives
A Rangelrooij knife has to have it's own identity. Now in 2019, I am a knife sharpener for 25 years, I have sharpened many knives. I think as a knife sharpener, I have held many models and brands in my hands. A knife from Rangelrooij has to have it's own identity. Now, speaking in 2019, day in day out knives went through my hands, probably I have seen a big part of all chef knives. No, a ROOIJ knife is not a new invention of a knife, it's a process of experience, listening to the end user and negotiate with the knife maker. Our highly skilled knifemakers in Japan are doing an awesome job. We are so proud at this collaboration. All our knowledge, experience and passion come together in our ROOIJ knives. Arigato gozaimasu.