It’s Imbued with Diversity
- Many would probably say that this is a strange knife. That’s because the blade was forged in China on the southern coasts of the Guangdong Province.
- But, it was made using premium grade Japanese VG10 steel that was imported directly from Japan.
- This has strangely resulted in a mysterious knife that has received the perfect combination of influence from both cultures. We’re very proud to offer this exclusive and unique knife that’s exceeded all of our expectations at Masuta Knife Imports.
Japanese Methodology with a Chinese Twist
- The Japanese VG10 steel that makes up the blade core provides exceptional sharpness and reliability.
- However, the slight hint of Chinese design features, such as the fibreglass handle and the full tang makes this knife an extremely durable force to be reckoned with.
- We love how this odd combination of design elements has somehow amazingly resulted in a perfectly balanced knife, that looks almost as good as it feels in your hand.
Respected by the Masters
- The blade profile and shape of Kiritsuke knives allow them to handle a broad range of tasks, with a respectable level of consistency.
- Many Japanese chefs say that you become a “true knife master” only when you are able to navigate your entire kitchen and perform every kind of cut, using only one Kiritsuke knife.
The "Everything" Friend
- Some knives are better at specific tasks than others. But Subete No Yūjin will always perform exceptionally, no matter what kind of crazy cutting work you try and throw at it.
- This knife will handle it all, whether you’re deboning poultry, trimming thick slabs of meat, thinly slicing fish for sushi, or prep-chopping bulk amounts of vegetables. It’s also quite good at impressing your friends when you whip it out to slice some food at dinner.
Refortifying the Classic Design
- These Chinese additions to the traditional Japanese Kiritsuke design have made this blade capable of whipping through every abusive test we could think of. One of these improvements is the full tang and the partial bolster. Many Kiritsuke knives that are made today do not have a full tang or bolster.
- But you will undoubtedly appreciate these features on Subete No Yūjin. They add the perfect amount of additional weight and robustness to the blade profile, which gives you a reassuring feeling of sturdiness and confidence.
- The extra weight also grants you a smoother and more confident chopping motion. This is the reason why you can use this knife to manage so much more than a traditional Kiritsuke knife was meant to handle.
The Name Tells It All
- The blade literally embodies this sentiment of being “the master of all cuts,” because its very name “Subete No Yūjin” roughly translates from Japanese to English meaning “The Everything Friend.”
Cleverly Exotic & Beautifully Intricate
- Subete No Yūjin truly is a fantastic knife. Especially when you consider the broad range of versatility offered by the Japanese aspects of the blade, combined with the extreme durability resulting from the modern Chinese upgrades.
- But, once you hold it and feel how incredibly well-balanced it is, you’ll really start to appreciate the exquisite level of sophistication within this knife.