This knife is no-nonsense, pure performance and bad-ass. Cooks and chefs love them because it is simple, sleek and blazing sharp. Think of a Ferrari built to look like a Honda Civic, a serious machine that is sneakily inconspicuous.
SRS15 high speed powder steel is a mega hard steel capable of a Lightsaber-esque edge that will stick around for a long time. Combined with a very ne-grained structure it feels absolutely silky when cutting, so much so they have been called ‘clinical’. Its stainless qualities mean you needn’t worry about rusting or discoloring. This steel is often found in precision tools, dentist drills and surgical equipment.
These are in fact, the knives that turned me on to Japanese blades. I bought a 180mm santoku in 1999 and it’s still close to my heart. It stood up to the rigors of a busy professional kitchen like no other knife I’d ever used. The capability of extreme sharpness and a very long lasting edge is what sets these knives apart. Haruyuki knives feature a tapered tang for great balance. The many professional chefs using these knives are a testimony to their pedigree.
These knives are hafted with a Western style pakka wood handle. The Pakka wood handle is made from layers of wood and resin, compressed under high heat to produce and incredibly durable material. The net result is a handle that looks and feels like wood, but not affected by water
The kanji on the knife blade “春幸”means “Haruyuki”.