Virgin Carbon / Junkou Steel / V Special 2 Base Steel (Not Stain Resistant)
9.4" (240mm), 10.5" (270mm)
* Hardness Rockwell C scale
For Left-Handed Customer
This Western-style knife can be changed to left-handed by Korin's resident knife master.
The fee for this conversion is $20.00 and has been automatically added to the cost of your purchase.
What is Pakka Wood? Pakka Wood is a high quality and long lasting material created by combining resins with sheets of hardwood in multiple layers. Treated with heat and pressure, a solid piece is created. Not only is pakka wood beautiful, it is also strong and moisture resistant.
The Masamoto Virgin Carbon knives have a junkou steel (virgin carbon) blade and a pakka wood handle. The handles are rounder and larger than other lines in Korin’s collection, which make them comfortable for those with larger hands. Steel enthusiasts prefer carbon steel knives above stain resistant blades due to their exceptional sharpness.
The Sujihiki is a slicing knife intended for slicing boneless fish filets. It can also be used to slice boneless roasts, hams and poultry breasts. The short height of the blade creates less friction when slicing and the blade draws through fish and meat effortlessly using the entire length of the blade. The sujihiki is the Western-style equivalent the traditional yanagi knife.
For those who would like the convenience of the sujihiki, but blade of a yanagi for fish only, please try Korin's Blade Alteration Services. We will change your sujihiki knives to fit your needs in the kitchen.
General knife care tips and warnings
Never wash knives in the dishwasher
This is not stain resistant. It will rust and discolor after cutting acidic ingredients or if one leaves it wet.
Improper care will result in chipping.
Please wipe knives dry after use to prevent rusting. Korin recommends wiping carbon knives with tsubaki oil to keep moisture off the knife.
Western style knives sold at KORIN have significantly thinner blades than typical Western knives. Use of honing steels or sharpening machines may result in chipping.
Please be cautious when inspecting carbon knives with wet hands after purchase. We ask customers to inspect all knives prior to using, and will not accept returns on damaged goods. In the event you receive a rusted knife, please call customer service within 48 hours, and we will be happy to assist you.