A New Challenger: Fujimoto Kurouchi-Forged!

June 10, 2021 2 min read 0 Comments

A New Challenger: Fujimoto Kurouchi-Forged!

Fujimoto Knives is a favourite brand at Knifewear. Their knives are made by a team of expert craftspeople, each one a specialist in their own field, creating stunning blades at a super reasonable price. We are proud to launch the newest addition to the Fujimoto series: the Fujimoto Kurouchi-Forged.

The new Fujimoto Kurouchi-Forged has it all: Top-notch performance, stunning good looks, and a fantastic feel in the hand!

When designing this line, the goal was to create a knife that would be high-performance, but offer an affordable choice for young chefs, students, and anyone that just loves a good piece of high-carbon steel. The Kurouchi-Forged line from Fujimoto is exactly that: razor sharp carbon steel, stunning looks, at a crazy good price. The name comes from the rough, oxidized “kurouchi” finish left from forging. With a light, tapered blade and an oak handle made from a single piece of wood, this knife is nimble and precise but still packs a punch at prep time.

The blade is white carbon #2 clad in high-carbon steel. With great cutting power comes great rust prevention responsibility: this is the perfect knife for anyone who is going to baby their new toy and doesn’t mind a patina building up over time. 

White carbon steel is amazing stuff. It keeps a wicked edge for ages, sharpens beautifully, and builds a gorgeous patina as you use it.

Lately we’ve been seeing more Japanese knife handles made from a single piece of wood, and we’re loving this design! Traditionally handles are made with a ornate collar where the tang enters the handle, and while we’re big fans of this design, we’re also excited to see something fresh and new.

Functionally, this knife is a breeze to use. Right away it feels like a part of your hand. It’s light enough that you barely notice you’re holding it, while the ultra sharp blade is sturdy enough to breeze through veggies without hesitation. I snagged the demo from our office to test drive it before it launched, and I’ve been having a blast! In all honesty, I really don’t want to give it back… I’ll definitely be adding one to my collection.

I've been testing this knife for a few weeks in preparation for its launch, and I reeeaaaally don't want to give the sample back.

Upon launch we’re stocking the three most popular shapes — 210mm Gyuto, Santoku, and Nakiri — but the line will be filling out with a variety of different shapes later this year. The Fujimoto Kurouchi-Forged has been an instant hit with our staff, and we know you’ll love it too!

Nathan Gareau
Nathan Gareau

Nathan started at Knifewear in 2013, when he left the restaurant industry to slang knives. Nowadays, he handles our communications, social media, and YouTube channel. If you're reading words on this website or watching one of our videos, Nathan was involved. He spends his spare time growing food, cooking, fermenting food and booze, and enjoying the great outdoors.



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