Fujiwara Maboroshi Santoku 180mm

About the shape - This is also a multi purpose knife, but with a slight vegetable bias. Santoku means 'Three Virtues' or 'To solve Three Problems'. The virtues or problems are slicing, dicing and mincing. Santoku is usually found in 160mm - 190mm lengths. These are more and more popular in Western kitchens due to the unique shape and smaller easy to handle size.

About the Fujiwara Maboroshi - Swordsmith Teruyasu Fujiwara IV has named these knives Maboroshi no Meito, “Visionary Sword Celebrated in Victory” — a bold claim, but one that is deserved. People regularly gasp when they slice a tomato or potato with Fujiwara-san’s knives in the shop. The knives of Teruyasu Fujiwara are real darlings of Knifewear. These blades of his are remarkable. The quality of the sharpness is nearly unparalleled and the edge retention blows my mind. Professional chefs generally hold a knife by pinching the blade with the thumb and forefinger. The unique finger notch cut from the choil makes this grip even easier and more comfortable. The kanji on the knife blade 藤原照康作 reads “Fujiwara Teruyasu Saku” (Made by Teruyasu Fujiwara).


Knife Shape Santoku
Blade Length 180mm
Blade Height 50mm
Weight 204g
Steel Type #1 Shirogami (white carbon) Steel clad with Stainless Steel
Rockwell Hardness 64:65
Handle Pakka wood with welded bolster
Blacksmith Teruyasu Fujiwara
Knife Line Fujiwara Maboroshi
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