This Fumon knife series is made by skilled blacksmiths, Takeshi and Takayuki Iwai with unique traditional hand-made-process of making knives.
On the surface of a blade are the beautiful "Fumon" or "Wind Ripples" Damascus patterns which come from forged many layers of iron and steel .
The material is known as prime high carbon steel, specifically developed for tools and knives, and has highest wear resistance and toughness because of special hardness.
In addition, his knives are made to be light and well balanced, so that the center of gravity of the knife is in the hand and you can have them easily.
The handle is made of Red Sandalwood for beauty and durability, which gives us feelings of luxury.
We recommend this high-class kitchen knife series for professional chefs to enhance their art of cooking as well as for Perfect Gift.
- Knife Type: Petty Knife(Utility)
- Blade Length: 110mm (4.3in.)
- Total Length: 235mm (9.3in.)
- Weight: 65g
- Blade Steel Type : Multi Layered Damascus Steel, Aogami (Blue Paper Steel) No.2 Core
- Blade Edge : Double-Edged (available for right-handed and left-handed persons)
- Handle Material : Rosewood
- Brand NEW
- Made in JAPAN
*** Please be noted that the hand crafted stock is extremely limited. This series may take 1~2 months to restock if it should not be available.
*** The images in this page are of the sample products. Colour, weight, pattern, size and marking may differ because each product is handmade. It is impossible to choose the best one in our stock.
*** No saya sheaths are currently available for Iwai knives.
[about IWAI HAMONO (IWAI Knife Manufacturing Inc.) ]
The IWAI blacksmith company has been devoted to manufacturing knives for approx. 80 years from in 1939.
One of the promising blacksmith, Takeshi Iwai, received the certification of the youngest Traditional Craftsman of cutlery production industry in his 35 years old, in 2006.
His father, Takayuki Iwai, had also received the certification in 1994. It's the first thing that two generations are certified.
It's notable that they never use machines for mass production but their skilled hands, because they believe machine-made knives are often inferior than hand-made ones in quality.
"Echizen" is the historical area in Fukui prefecture, including Takefu city, as one of Japanese important knife capitals.
The kitchen knives made in the Echizen is called Echizen Uchi Hamono. The art of making Japanese kitchen knives has a history of about 700 years.
Echizen Uchi Hamono is designated as "Traditional Crafts" by the Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry.
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- Please be noted the following in advance, because FedEx has a few requirement in some countries.
(1) In the U.S. and Canada, delivery to any PO Box is unavailable by FedEx. If your address contains PO Box, we may ship by EMS(Japan Post).
(2) In Russia, delivery to any personal address is often unavailable. If your address is not enterprise, we may ship by EMS(Japan Post).