Used only by the most skilled master chefs in Japan, the single-edged kiritsuke requires an accomplished technique and talent to use effectively, making ownership of this knife a symbol of status and prestige for top Japanese chefs.
The kiritsuke is used by pros as a multi-purpose chef's knife and gets its name from the resemblance to a Japanese sword. The rust-resistant Korin Ginsan-ko cuts crisply and cleanly.
Left-handed knives are available for this style. Please call customer service at 1-800-626-2172 to order.
Left-handed blades must be special ordered from Japan, and will cost 50% more than the right-handed blades. Due to how each traditional Japanese knife is handmade by right handed craftsmen, it will take 4 to 6 weeks to forge and deliver.
The initial blade serves as a sharpening guide in the future.Free initial sharpening and uraoshi sharpening is available with every purchase. Please be aware that sharpened knives are not eligible for returns.