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Made in a small factory in Kagoshima, Japan, Fukamizu knives represent excellent value for money whilst using traditional high-carbon Japanese steels. The company was founded in 1915 and carry on making kitchen knives to this day.
At the lower end of the price range for handmade knives, the Fukamizu use magnolia handles with plastic ferrules, with a factory machine finish, meaning that you will need your own whetstone to put on a final edge for use.
These knives are incredibly sharp, and as such have a very thin edge. Cut on wood chopping boards only, and do not hit/cut/chop frozen vegetables, bones, or hard objects, as the blade can chip or break. Do not twist or torque the blade whilst cutting, as this may also chip the cutting edge.
Use a cloth with hot water to wipe the blade, no scourers or abrasives as this may ruin the finish. Dry your knives as soon as possible after washing and do not leave them wet for extended periods of time. Store in a cool, dry place.
No dishwasher use!
We recommend you use a whetstone to sharpen this blade. Sharpening stones are available on our website, and with a small amount of practice you’ll be sharpening your own knives in no time.