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Sujihiki Kiritsuke • 270 mm • tsuchime stainless san mai • grey pakka • VG5 • western handle • for right- and lefthand use
ROOIJ VG5 series
The blade is forged by sub contractors in Seki. Mr. Tsukahara puts on a handle manually and afterwards finishes and sharpens the knife, all by hand. This results in a extremely sharp edge. The VG5 core is friendly if it comes to maintaining sharpness and known for it's capability to remain high sharpness for a longer period. On the outside of the blade you will find a delicate tsuchime and our name ROOIJ in kanji. Thinned througout the whole bladeand this will benifit with less friction during cutting.
A thin blade combined with a razorsharp edge will enhance the experience of a sliky smooth cut. The tsuchime is refined and the same goes for the matte finish on the blade. The hamon ( forging line ) indicates clearly the san mai, three layered, construction.
The choil is rounded and polished, so it creates a " Finger rest " for pinch grip and will give you more control on the handling. The classic Western handle is made from a grey pakka wood. It is warm, non slipping and maintainance free. The bolster has a flat side, which in this way, you always know the position of the blade.
VG5 is the little brother of VG10, designed by Japanese steel manufacturers especially for the Japanese knifemakers. VG5 components are almost identical to VG10, but VG5 uses more vanadium and a little less kobalt. VG5 has proven in practice to get the job done right. Our VG5 series excels in geometry, balance and out of the box sharpness. These are perfect ingredients for a perfect knife.
Elwin de Veld about 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.