Ryusen Blazen (武礼禅龍)
Model: Gyuto 180 mm
Steel: SG2 in 3-layer construction
Edge Length: 184mm
Steel: Takeful SG2, Sanmai
The Blazen represents the highest craftsmanship from Echizen: with the Super Gold 2 (SG2) powdered steel hand forged and heat treated to perfection by Ryusen's highly experienced craftsmen. The Blazen is a middle-weight knife with a very nice balance, and cutting performance. I really like Ryusen treats their knives with super high attention to details, the spine and choil are nicely polished; the handle is made of stabilized wood polished to a very high finish level. The knife has a typical Echizen profile which is quite tall and has a pointy tip. The SG2 steel heat treated to about HRC 63 is super fine with very high edge retention.