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Shigefusa Gyuto 240mm
Kasumi finish

Double sided
 
$632
Shigefusa Yanagiba 270mm
Kasumi finish - Plain

Single sided
Supplied with custom-made
Magnolia wood Saya (sheath)
$65 value
In presentation box
$525
Shigefusa Yanagiba 270mm
Kitaeji finish - Damascus type

Single sided
Supplied with custom-made
Magnolia wood Saya (sheath)
$65 value
In presentation box
$975
Shigefusa Deba 180mm
Kitaeji finish - Damascus type

Single sided
Supplied with custom-made
Magnolia wood Saya (sheath)
$85 value
In presentation box
$1025
Nakiri Kurouchi 180mm
No saya included at this price
 
$252
Santoku Kurouchi 180mm
No saya included at this price
 
$252
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When considering prices, please be aware that overseas suppliers prices, do NOT include a Saya. We think that every Shigefusa should be kept in a Saya and supply them as standard with all but the Kurouchi knives.
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Whatever you hear about Japanese knife manufacture and traditions dating back 700 years to the time of the Samurai, there is one thing which is absolutely clear -:

Tokifusa Iizuka is considered one of, if not the best living blacksmiths in Japan. Iizuka san and his 2 sons, Masayuki and Yoshihide Iizuka, produce Shigefusa knives in a workshop at the rear of the Iizuka's rural home in Sanjo, Japan. There are no powered tools, no hydraulic power hammers, and no sign of grinders. All knives are made by hand from the cold unshaped metal, to the finished product.

1/.     Hand forging
2/.     Shaping
3/.     Heat Treatment
4/.     Final sharpening
5/.     Polishing
Blades are hot forged, hand shaped and then to form the final knife shape, the metal is shaved off by hand with a specially made draw-knife (sen). No process is automated or machine performed.

Shigefusa knives are available as a Kitaeji (Damascus), Kasumi or at times, a Kurouchi finish.

Special-order Swedish steel is used by Iizuka san and obviously, he doesn't give away the "recipe".

Are Shigefusa knives readily available???

Because there are only 3 people involved in the knife-making process and so many people wanting  a Shigefusa knife, there is always a wait on production/delivery. We cannot guarantee which knives will be available at which time.

If you would like to be notified of Shigefusa availability, or go onto a waiting list for available knives, please inform us and if you wish to order, you will be prioritised in order of your request. There is also the option of custom handles on some knives, as Iizuka san finds it quicker to make the blade and leave us to handle it to Shigefusa's specifications.

Orders for blades only should be available quicker than knives with handles fitted in Japan.

We will list any available Shigefusa knives on this page.

Updates as we are advised by Japan.

Japanese Chef is truly honoured to be able to offer you these Shigefusa knives, genuinely made in the time-honoured Japanese sword-making tradition.

Owners rarely complain about the cost after they use a Shigefusa knife.

We think these prices compare favourably with overseas prices   -  tell us what you think. Overseas prices are usually in USD.

These knives are traditional Japanese style with Magnolia handles and Water Buffalo bolster. 
Sold out  -  more on order
Sold out  -  more on order
Double sided
Double sided
Supplied with custom-made Magnolia wood Saya (sheath)$85 value
In presentation box
Sold out  -  more on order
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