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Kirameki VG-10 Suzuchirashi Kiritsuke-Gyuto Chef Knife
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Kirameki VG-10 Suzuchirashi Kiritsuke-Gyuto Chef Knife

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A Stainless Japanese Knife with a luxurious lacquer coating handle

A masterpiece of combination between two different Japanese traditional skills proudly presented: knife making and lacquering.

  • Blade: VG10 Stainless Steel; Sharp and long edge retention, easy to sharpen, rust resistant.
  • Handle: Suzuchirashi; Urushi Lacquered, accented with tin and reinforced with brass.
Product number Actual Blade Length (mm) Full Length (mm) Total Weight (g)
1kck3-210 350 200 140
1kck3-240 380 230 170
Blade Material Name Handle
Double Edgedd

Double Edged

VG-10 Urushi Finish Handle


A Wa-Gyuto Chef Knife is a classic French style Chef Knife fitted to a traditional Japanese Style handle, whether it be the Octagonal, D-Shape or Round Shape.This handle style is more familiar to classically trained Japanese Chef's.
It is an all-purpose knife for meat, vegetables and fish, it is the most frequently used knife for Western restaurants in Japan.
When you are mostly preparing meat blocks or cutting cabbage into strips, you can use this knife around 30cm, while the 27cm knife also can be used for cooking if the boardroom is large enough. The 24cm knife is the popular size for professional use becasue it can handle everything from preparation to delicate tasks. The 18cm and 21cm are popular for home use as well, as it can cut through large pieces of food without much straining.


Stainless Steel

VG10 is one of the most popular stainless steels on the market today. It has very few impurities and maintains a good hardness with the added benefit of being easy to sharpen and rust resistent.

Suzuchirashi Urushi Finish Handle

Our "Suzuchirashi" (literally, "scattered tin") refers to a black "Urushi finish" with powdered tin particles scattered at the bottom part of the handle. This is one of Japanese traditional coating techniques passed down through the generations.

This octagonal handle is coated with raw lacquer on the entire surface and then coated with Kuroro (black lacquer) on two sides. Kuroro lacquer is applied multiple times over many layers, and then the polishing process is repeated in order to give the lacquered surface a mirror-like luster and a luxurious finish. Additionally, the dispersed silver tin on the black lacquer provides a striking accent and impression.

This lacquer style is also highly resistant to water and less prone to damage than ordinary wooden handles.

Forge Welded

Forging Process

A forge welded blade is essentially a blade made of more than one billet of steel. There are many variations of technique and steel combinations. At its most simple, a forge welded blade is two billets of steel heated and hammer together to form one unified piece. The steel will then be shaped by hammer into the desired blade shape. Hardened and tempered, then ground, sharpened and polished. A forge welded blade has higher strength and edge retention than a stamped blade.

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A knife store that has supported the history of knives and food culture in Japan.

It has been 600 years since the birth of swordmaking in the Sakai region of Japan. Sakai Ichimonji Mitsuhide's and it's craftsmen continue to build on that legacy by producing the finest blades in Japan.
This is where the culture of completing a dish of sashimi by "just cutting" and the culture of expressing sharpness as "taste" was born.
For 70 years, we have been connecting the spirit of Sakai's craftsmen with the passion of chefs in Osaka's kitchen equipment shopping district, known as the kitchen of Japan.
We are very happy that our knives can be used by people all over the world.


After use, wash off any dirt and wipe thoroughly with a dry cloth to remove any moisture. This product is not for use with frozen foods.This product is handmade, so each piece will be different. Please use the weight and length listed as a guide. Each material is natural and may vary in color. It is not the same as the picture.We take great care with our inventory, but in the unlikely event that we are out of stock, we will contact you by email to let you know.

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