Fujiwara Maboroshi Petty 150mm Wa HandleTeruyasu Fujiwara
The Fujiwara Maboroshi series is extremely popular amongst professional chefs and for good reason. Cutting performance on these blades is out of this world. 4th generation swordsmith Teruyasu Fujiwara is one of very few Japanese makers that forge the multilayered San Mai billets in house. Many makers will buy pre-laminated steel sheets, which they then forge into the knives, but Teruyasu believes that by forging his own steel he is able to produce a more high-performance blade. We agree!
The quality of these blades is remarkable! Hardened to 64-65 HRC the resulting blade features nearly unparalleled sharpness and superior edge retention. The core is forged from Shirogami #1 or White #1, a highly pure steel that is very similar to tamahagen traditional katana steel. Easy sharpen-ability, fine grain, razor sharp edges and good corrosion resistance are all characteristics of this premium, high carbon steel. The blade is clad in a protective layer of stainless steel and features a tsuchimi finish, which has a beautiful 3D shimmer to it and give the knife great food release.
One of the most popular features of Fujiwara knives is the profile and grind, which features a nimble Petty profile and convex grind. However, the profile is a perfect balance of flat and curve making for a lovely cutting action the convex grind is super thin behind the edge, which give the knife an amazingly sharp feeling about it.
The handles on the Maboroshi Wa series are understated, classic magnolia and black buffalo horn. They are comfortable to use and reasonably priced. Although these handles are very user friendly and look good on the knives a growing number of chefs and collectors are choosing to have these handles replaced with more elaborate, personalised creations. If this is something that interests you shoot us an email and we can put you in touch with a local custom handle maker.
Overall the Fujiwara Maboroshi Petty 150mm is a super high performance kitchen knife and a great value option for anyone who wants a premium hand forged kitchen knife.
- Blade Type:
- Blade Finish:
- Stainless Clad Tsuchimi
- Core Steel:
- Shirogami #1
- Spine Heel:
- Spine Mid:
- Spine Tip:
- Blade Height:
- Handle Type:
- Octagonal Wa
- Handle Material:
- Magnolia & Black Buffalo Horn