Fujimoto hammered SLD knives are hand-made in Sanjo city, near the heart of the Niigata prefecture. A city famous for steel fabrication that dates back to the Edo period. They make everything from knives to cooking vessels to gardening equipment.
. The core of the Fujimoto Hammered SLD knives was designed by Hitachi as a steel used for dies to cut and punch other steels, it has also proven itself in the Japanese cutlery world. It’s composition looks something like this: Carbon 1.4-1.6%, Chromium 11.0-13.0%, Molybdenum 0.8-1.2% & Vanadium 0.2-0.50%. This translates to a stainless steel thatis quite durable and holds a razor edge. So far in my experience sharpening and using SLD steel, I find it quite enjoyable to work with, and moderately easy sharpen.
All knives in this line are fitted with an octagonal walnut wa-handle made with a black pakka wood ferule.