JCK Original ÑÎR Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan
White Steel No.1 Wa Series
This is our new attempt and new concept for JCK Original Brand.We would like to concentrate more to Wa-style Japanese Traditional taste
forged knives(aÅn¨) and expand the Wa Style knifefs selections under theÑÎR brand name.
ÑÎR is one of
the famous Samuraifs favorite words and flag slogan, meaning below.
E@Whirlwinds: Take action swiftly like a whirlwind.
Collect intelligence on the quiet as seen in forests.
Organize the forces to burst into flames.
Even in a protracted struggle, keep as dignified as mountains.
the first series of ÑÎR brand, we
have closely worked with Master Blacksmith (Swordsmith), Teruyasu Fujiwara in
Tokyo.Through 4th generations,
Fujiwara family has been keeping their traditional techniques and knife making
processes such as the Hidukuri forging etc. The 4th generation
Fujiwara Teruyasu has strong passion and confidence for his traditional knives.
He would like to make the knives which can be passed over to next generations,
and people can taste and enjoy its special cutting performance as well as the
soul of the traditional craftsmanship.
If we compare to factory made production knives (factory made knives are
getting more common in the market, and unfortunately, the popularity of
hand forged Traditional style knives and the numbers of blacksmiths are
decreasing these days due to the change of lifestyle), there are some noticeable
differences between factory made production knives and Hand Forged Traditional
style knives. Some people may say Factory machine made knives are something
more precise, neat and stable. As the matter of fact, each hand made and
hand hammer forged blade varies in shape, size and thickness and looks
unmatched and unfinished or not perfect fitting and finishing. However,
we believe these are the distinctive taste and characteristics of Japanese
traditional hammer forged knives, that can convey you the spirit and soul
of the ancient Samurai swordsmiths. We really hope Japan's respected and
long history of traditional forged knives will remain as a treasure for
knife lovers and next generations, and the current numbers of fine blacksmiths
will continue to turn out fine traditional knives .
The blade core is pure Carbon steel material gWhite Steel #1 (SHIOGAMI
No.1)h forge-layered (Tan-setsu) with soft stainless steel, finished with
unique Textures called gNASHIJIh in Japanese.(HRC63) In fact, we found
there is a fairly big demand for Carbon steel blades, especially from many
numbers of professionals and serious users, who prefer to select White
Steel blade among other carbon steel blades. The pure Carbon steel gWhite
Steelh makes remarkable cutting performance, and ease of re-sharpening.
Unlike the stamped or laser-cut blade on the machine made production knives,
the forged blade is shaped by hot forging process called gHidukurih. This
repeated hand hammering process makes the the Hagane tougher with finer
steel chemicals organization, and this is the secret why the forged knives
out-perform production knives in the durability and duration of sharpness.
The outer soft Stainless steel part has a good rust resistance for easy
maintenance and also protects from bending and breaking . (Only blade core
part has possibility to get rust or discolor).
Opposite Side Blade comes with "Teruyasu" Engraving logo in Kanji. Classic Japanese Traditional Octagon Shape Magnolia Wooden Handle with
Water buffalo ferrule
You can taste Master Fujiwarafs long history of the forging process, techniques, yet these knives meet with current generationfs and userfs needs and demands. We would like to recommend these finely forged traditional knives especially for the people who cares and needs extra cutting performance, for people who would like to try and own the knife which has soul of craftsmanship.
Each knife is fully sharpened by whetstone hand sharpening process. Total
9 kinds of fine Japanese blades are now available and ready for your cutting
Notice: Due to the hand forging process, the thickness on the blade varies on each
model, the blade spine near the handle remains thicker than normal knives,
but it tapers to tip consistantly for the great cutting performance. We have measured each of knives and found several models are available
with Thinner Blade Profile. If you prefer the thinner blade profile (also lighter weight), you can
select "Thinner Blade Version" while your online order process
through the item's shopping cart. We will carefully select the thinner
blade version for your shipment.
All models are suitable for both right hander left hander's
W1-1 "Wa Petty 120mm"
Wa Petty 120mm
Total Length:250mm Blade Thickness:2.5mn
Total Weight: 59g
Wa Petty 150mm
Total Length:275mm Blade Thickness:2.6mn
Total Weight: 70g
W1-3 "Wa Santoku 180mm"
Wa Santoku 180mm
Total Length:335mm Blade Thickness:3.2mn
Total Weight: 135g
W1-4 "Nakiri 165mm"
Total Length:320mm Blade Thickness:3mn
Total Weight: 139g
NEW!! W1-4H "Honesuki 150mm"
Single Bevel Edge of W1-4H Honesuki 150mm is Versatile knife for special
purpose. It is suitable design for regular Honesuki and Deba's purposes.
(de-boning process, cuttng a chicken and a fish, filletting a fish.)
Total Length:290mm Blade Thickness:4mn
Total Weight: 125g
W1-6 "Wa Gyuto 240mm"
Wa Gyuto 210mm
Total Length:355mm Blade Thickness:3.4mn
Total Weight: 160g
Wa Gyuto 240mm
Total Length:400mm Blade Thickness:3.8mn
Total Weight: 190g
Wa Gyuto 270mm
Total Length:435mm Blade Thickness:3.8mn
Total Weight: 228g
W1-8 "Wa Sujihiki 240mm"
Wa Sujihiki 240mm
Total Length:395mm Blade Thickness:3.5mn
Total Weight: 150g
Wa Sujihiki 270mm
Total Length:440mm Blade Thickness:3.6mn
Total Weight: 194g