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Gyuto • 210 mm • re designed wa octagonal handle • ATS314 core • maple • for both right and left handed use • lightweighted and very thin cutting edge
These Fukakuryu series are made out of 62 layers of stainless steel on the outside, with a ATS 314 core. The blade is constructed very thinly, which results in a lightweighted knife. The re-designed Japanese handle is made from maple wood and is designed with a comfortable thick spot around the bolster. This creates more feeling with the knife during cutting. The flat spots on both sides of the handle will ensure control and make it easy to cut in the right direction. This very thin and sharp blade is designed for refined and precise cutting.
The Damascus blade has a beautiful matte finish. This is created by dipping the blade in an etch flued after forging, due to this process the contrasts of layers in the steel become more visible. Thanks to the light weighted Japanese handle the balance of the knife lies exactly in the middle. This ensures cutting comfort during usage.
When I started sharpening knives, I sometimes got hold of a very special model, probably imported by a customer themselves. A Ryusen knife was one of them. To precisely measure the quality of steel, there is no better measure than the actual manual sharpening of a knife: Ryusen belongs to the absolute top in the world of handmade Japanese kitchen knives.
Until some time ago, Ryusen made various models on OEM base in Echizen, but recently they focus entirely on their own company. Ryusen has spent a lot of time researching in the field of manufacturing (forging, hardening, grinding and finishing), as well as receiving feedback from the professional end user. Their dedication, perseverance and only settling for the very best ensure that every knife is perfectly finished and meets the highest requirements of a completely handmade chef's knife. The complete process from forging to the design of the box is carried out by Ryusen in-house. I am very proud to be an importer and a reliable distributor for Ryusen.