Gyuto knife, SRS15 powder steel, migaki finish - Akifusa
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The Akifusa range of knives represent exceptional value with top notch fit and finish usually found on much more expensive knives.
SHAPE: Gyuto. Japan's answer to the chef's knife with a thinner profile.
STEEL: SRS15. Powder steels are a relatively new breed of steels generally used in industrial applications where toughness is key. In the knife world this means better edge retention in the form of higher hardness but unlike traditional steels with these attributes they are a lot less chippy.
FINISH: Polished or migaki
HANDLE: D shaped rosewood handle with a pakkawood ferrule. Theoretically this is a right handers handle but I know loads of people who happily use them left handed.
LENGTH: 210mm or 240mm in length.
MAKER: Akifusa - Sanjo, Japan
BEST FOR: Those who don't like sharpening. Having said this they are not the easiest knives to sharpen so it might make you hate the task even more.
SAUNDERS SAYS: "The fit and finish on these knives is phenomenal and they are nice and skinny with a great grind."
These knives are hand-forged so there may be slight variations in measurements and finishes.