The Kikuichi history of fine craftsmanship dates back to 12th century Japan, when an ancestor became a swordsmith for the emperor, marking each sword with the monarch’s chrysanthemum symbol. Today this proud tradition of metalwork continues with beautiful cutlery etched with this enduring emblem. Handcrafted in Japan, their Warikomi Damascus all purpose knife is exceptionally versatile
Cutting edge have a beautiful damascus pattern of VG 10 high carbon " super steel " and stainless steel with of a total of16 layers of VG10 and stainless steel
Surface of the blade has Tsuchime pattern. This unique Japanese design creates dimpling that prevents food from sticking to the blade surface.
Tsuchime pattern is created first by hand hammering the layered metal, then tampering it with heat.
Each Tsuchime knife has an unique hand hammered pattern.
Compressed wood handle with 3 rivets for the optimum balance and durability
When you purchase a Kukuichi knife you will own a piece of history and craftsmanship like no other
Clean by hand and towel dry
Not dishwasher compatable
Cutting frozen food or bone will damage high carbon steel knives ( VG 10 is very high carbon content steel )