The Kikuichi Molybdenum Sujihiki Knife is a Japanese slicing knife used mostly for preparing cooked and raw meats. The long, narrow blade has a double-bevel.
Kikuichi bladesmithing began in the 13th century, creating Samurai swords for the Japanese emperor. Kikuichi has been making kitchen cutlery for 150 years, with the royal symbol of the chrysanthemum on all blades. This knife blade is made from molybdenum AUS10 stainless steel, which holds a sharp edge and is corrosion-resistant. The blade is sharpened to 59 Rockwell hardness for excellent edge retention. The black resin handle is triple-riveted