Santoku knife, Shirogami 1 with stainless steel cladding, Nashiji range, wa handle - Fujiwara


The Fujiwara family have been making edged tools for 140 years. They started as sword producers but as demand decreased after WW2 they turned their attention to chef knives. Master Teruyasu Fujiwara is the fourth generation to work in this family run business. He is a pioneer of cladding carbon steel in stainless steel that is commonplace today. He also unusually does every part of the knife making process himself.

The knife is from the new nashiji range - it is their entry level offering.

SHAPE: Santoku. Named after the three best things to do with this knife - slicing, dicing and mincing. It is the classic veg prep knife with both good breadth and width.  

STEEL: Shirogami (white paper) 1 steel. This steel has the highest amount of carbon out of the paper steels so will get crazy sharp easily. It is a very reactive steel so best kept dry. These Knives are then Clad in soft stainless steel to make them easier to look after.

FINISH: Nashiji

HANDLE: D-shaped handle in magnolia wood with plastic ferrule.

LENGTH: 165mm length.

MAKER: Teruyasu Fujiwara - Japan

BEST FOR: A knife from a great maker at a fantastic price.

SAUNDERS SAYS: "Snap. Them. Up."

These knives are hand-forged so there may be slight variations in measurements and finishes.