The Fujimoto Feel
Each and every head in the FT line, are re-heated once again after the forging and rested in a tempered straw ash for 72 hours.
The forging stress and fast cooling from the forging process cause the micro metal structure (grains) to be distorted.
At our factory, we place the heated heads inside a container filled with natural straw ash. This is a traditional blacksmith technique used for generations among the Japanese blacksmiths.
After a long 3-day cooling process, all the metal structure within the head is re-structured evenly, creating the premium feel.
The history of Fujimoto Gikoh date back to the 1960s, during the post WW2 era. During this time, the people of Japan started to become more familiar with the Western culture and customs. The founder, Minobu Fujimoto began to notice other blacksmiths in the Ichikawa town talking about making forged irons heads again as it was banned during the war period.