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Kikuichi Comparison Guide

MetroKitchen's Guide to Kikuichi Knives

Not sure what Kikuichi Knife style is best for you? Compare the various Kikuichi styles!

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Kikuichi Tsuchime knives
Kikuichi
Kikuichi Warikomi knives
Kikuichi
Kikuichi Ice Hardened Molybednum knives
Type of Steel VG-10 stainless steel (HRC60) surrounded by 16 layers of Damascus stainless steel 45-layer Damascus steel w/core of Swedish stainless steel
Finish/appearance Hand hammered/damascus Hand hammered Hand dimpled
Edge Angle*  16 16 16
Rockwell Hardness  61 60 61
Bolster/Hand Guard  YES YES YES
Full Tang  YES YES YES
Handle Wood Rosewood Wood
Origin  Japan Japan Japan
Type of Knife  Hand forged Hand forged Machine Forged
Dishwasher-Safe  NO NO NO
Warranty  Lifetime with normal use & proper care Lifetime with normal use & proper care Lifetime with normal use & proper care
Price comparison $$$$ $$$$ $$$
  Kikuichi Tsuchime Nickel Sweden Warikomi Damascus Knives Kikuichi Ice Hardened Molybdenum knives