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Myojin Riki  |  SKU: TS-B2SANMAI-SU210

Tetsujin Blue 2 Kasumi Sujihiki 210mm

$469.50
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Last Update: 2024-07-18T01:02:13Z

Detailed Specifications
Line Tetsujin Blue 2 Kasumi
Profile Sujihiki / Slicer
Bevel Type Double Bevel
Weight 123 g        4.34 oz
Edge Length 213 mm   .8.39 inch
Heel Height 34 mm     .1.34 inch
Width @ Spine 2.6 mm     0.1 inch
Width @ Mid 2.0 mm     0.08 inch
Width @ 1cm from Tip 0.9 mm     0.04 inch
Steel Blue 2 / Aogami #2 | Carbon
Blade Construction Sanmai - Soft Iron Clad
Hardness (HRC) 61 - 63
Surface Finish Kasumi
Handle Octagonal Teak Black Ferrule
Region Tosa
Best for
  • Enthusiasts
  • Pro chefs
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    Tetsujin Kasumi is the "budget" version of the well-known Tanryusen line. Utlizing the excellent Hitachi Blue 2 Steel, matched with a less exotic yet equally elegant Kasumi finish.

    Same as Tanryusen, this Blue 2 Kasumi line is forged by Toru Tamura (田村 徹) and sharpened by Naohito Myojin (明神 直人).

    Pros Cons
  • Excellent performance
  • Thin behind the edge
  • Excellent fit and finish
  • High budget
  • Need extra care

  • Care Instruction
    1. Don't cut hard things! Japanese knives are brittle so bone hacking is a NO NO!
    2. Wash with netural detergent after use, and wipe dry;
    3. Please don't wash knife with dishwasher, it will damage the wood handle;
    4. Be careful not to leave the knife close to a heat source for a long time;
    5. It is a lot more dangerous to cut with a blunt knife than a sharp knife!
    6. It is best to sharpen a Japanese knife regularly on a waterstone.
    7. Oil the (carbon) knife if storing for an extended period of time to prevent rust.

    Myojin Riki

    The Myojin Riki Manufacturing, established by a founder who mastered his skills in Osaka, the heartland of blade-making, has been operational for over 80 years. Specializing in knives made from steel and iron, they've recently focused on stainless steel knives, valued for their light weight, resistance to rust, and exceptional sharpness. These knives are popular among both professionals and general consumers, partly due to their application of the "stacked steel pattern" traditionally found in swords. The second generation continues to innovate, customizing products to meet users' needs, while also contributing to cultural preservation through their involvement with local traditional performances and blade repairs.

    • Profile: Sujihiki

      Slicer

      The Sujihiki, also known as Sujibiki, stands out as a Japanese slicing knife, characterized by a thinner and sharper edge than those found in Western kitchens. Its long blade is ideally crafted for the artful, thin carving of cooked meats and for slicing terrines and patés with finesse. Blade lengths span from 210mm to 300mm (8.3 to 12 inches), with 270mm and 300mm being particularly favored for their ability to facilitate smooth and efficient slicing. The meticulous design of the Sujihiki reflects a harmonious blend of traditional Japanese precision and a focused functionality, catering to the needs of culinary professionals and enthusiasts alike.

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    • Steel: Blue 2 / Aogami #2

      Blue Steel No.2, also recognized as Aogami No.2, is a distinguished high carbon steel produced by Hitachi Metals Ltd, enhanced by the addition of chromium and tungsten to the base of White Steel No.2. This modification brings about an improvement in toughness and the creation of hard carbide molecules, which significantly boost edge retention. Although its sharpness is comparable to that of White Steel No.2, Blue Steel No.2 offers a slight advantage in maintaining its edge.

      Widely favored for its versatility, Aogami No.2 is celebrated for its ease of sharpening and robust resistance to chipping, making it an ideal choice for those new to Aogami steel knives. Containing 1.0–1.2% carbon and achieving a typical hardness of 62–63 HRC on the Rockwell scale, it stands as the benchmark in evaluating Aogami steel cutlery.

      Manufacturer:

      • Hitachi Special Steel, Japan

      Nature: Carbon

      Hardness: 61- 63

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    • Construction: Sanmai - Soft Iron Clad

      Sanmai iron cladding is a traditional Japanese knife construction technique where a hard steel core is sandwiched between two layers of softer iron or steel. This method combines the superior edge retention and sharpness of high-carbon steel with the durability and ease of maintenance provided by the softer outer layers. The sanmai structure offers a balanced knife that is both flexible and resistant to breaking, ideal for precision cutting tasks. The softer outer layers also facilitate easier sharpening and contribute to the aesthetic appeal of the knife through the development of a unique patina over time. While sanmai-clad knives require careful maintenance to prevent rust, their exceptional performance and distinctive appearance make them often a desirable feature of Japanese knives.

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    • Finish: Kasumi

      A Kasumi finish refers to a traditional Japanese blade-finishing technique used on knives, particularly those made from a combination of soft iron and harder steel. The term "Kasumi" means "mist" in Japanese, aptly describing the hazy, matte appearance achieved on the blade's bevel where the two metals meet. This effect is not only aesthetic but also showcases the craftsmanship involved in blending these materials, highlighting the skill in creating a knife that is both beautiful and functional.

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    • Handle Specs

      Profile: Octagonal WA

      Material:

      • Teak
      • Black Buffalo Horn

      The teak wood, known for its durability and rich grain patterns, provides a sturdy yet comfortable grip for precise handling during culinary tasks. Complemented by the sleek black horn ferrule, the handle boasts a striking contrast that adds sophistication to the overall design.

      Fashioned in an octagonal shape, the handle offers ergonomic benefits, allowing for a secure and comfortable grip from various angles. Its tapered design from bottom to top ensures a balanced feel and optimal control, promoting effortless maneuverability while slicing, chopping, or dicing ingredients.

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    Myojin Riki

    Tetsujin Blue 2 Kasumi Sujihiki 210mm

    $469.50

    Measurements 

    210 mm
    Weight 123 g
    Tip to Heel Length 213 mm
    Blade Height at Heel 34 mm
    Width of Spine Above Heel 2.6 mm
    Width of Spine at Middle of Blade 2.0 mm
    Width of Spine at about 1 cm from tip 0.9 mm

     

    Steel type: Blue 2 with soft iron clad

    Hardness (HRC): 62-63

    Handle Design: K&S Teak wood handle. Optional handles available.  

    Tetsujin Blue 2 Kasumi is the little brother of the well-known Tanryusen line. Offering the same profile, same grind, same steel, except the foriging cloud of the Tanryusen. Same as Tanryusen, this Blue 2 Kasumi line is forged by Toru Tamura (田村 徹) and sharpened by Naohito Myojin (明神 直人).

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    Naohito Myojin (明神 直人) is a young sharpener based in Kochi prefecture. While his workshop Myojin Riki Seisakusho is probably not as famous as the established brands from Sakai and Echizen, he is the sharpener behind some of the very famous knife lines in the industry; noteabley the Tetsujin brand and the 'Fujiyama' line by Konosuke. 

    Naohito Myojin Sharpening

    I think 'refined' is the best word to describe Naohito's work: while featuring proven cutting performance, his knife has some of the best finishes out there. The spine is nicely chamfered, choil is well polished. By engraving his name Naohito on to the knivves, you can tell that he must be really proud of his work, and I trust you will enjoy his knife as well. 


    Naohito Myojin Portrait

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