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What we are using at home - Sakai Takayuki 170mm Santoku Aogami #2 Kurouchi

Posted by Samuel Rezendes on

I like to take knives home to use/abuse and to really get an idea of how they feel and hold up. For the last 6 months, I've been using the Sakai Takayuki Aogami #2 Kurouchi santoku. This series from Takayuki are free forged blades, and fairly rustic in terms of fit and finish, the spine, choil, and heel areas are not burnished. The blades have a kurouchi finish, where the faces of the blades are left ground and polished, leaving the black finish that is left from the final heat treatments. I used the santoku in this series, but they...

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