TADAFUSA KITCHEN KNIVES...
Tadafusa have been manufacturing hand made forged knives for home and professional use since 1948 and have a wonderful range available. Silex Tools offer the following in this range, in either the Hocho Kobo "European Style" or Bocho Kobo "Japanese Style" knives.
Bocho Tadafusa “Japanese style”
The word Bocho means Japanese style. From the traditional Japanese range of hand-forged blue carbon steel knives by Tadafusa. Carbon steel holds a keen edge and these knives are exceptionally sharp. The handles are crafted from burnt Chestnut wood with a plastic ferrule. This wood is moisture resistant and also resistant to bacteria.
These knives are created by ‘sandwiching’ layers of steel. The inside layer of Aogami (or Blue Paper Steel) allows honing to a super sharp edge. Sandwiching the Aogami between two harder layers of special composite steel enhances durability. The carbon steel exterior blade has been left with a rustic or nashiji (pear skin) finish. The undulating surface reduces suction, allowing food to fall freely from the blade and reducing resistance.
The Bocho style may feel a little different compared with a standard Western knife. Please read the full instructions for use and care included in the box carefully, they are sharp knives.
Hocho Tadafusa “European Style”
A decade ago Tadafusa engaged a renowned female industrial designer, Fumie Shibata, to design a European style range for the western market. Hand-forged, this range is offered in triple-layered blades of rust-resistant SLD steel (HRC of 60) and clad with soft stainless steel. This range has heat-treated sem-charcoaled chestnut handles for moisture and bacteria resistance. This core steel offers a sharp blade which holds its edge protected from rust and more easily maintained by the outer layer of stainless steel.