Cart 0

Blog — Hand Forged

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...

Read more →

Brian Hanson's hand forged damascus knives are here!

Posted by Samuel Rezendes on

Brian Hanson's hand forged damascus knives are here!

I was stoked to meet Brian Hanson a few months ago, he just wandered into the shop one day and introduced himself! We talked knives for a while and he showed me some photos of the knives he has been making in the last few years. Like myself, he spent quite a few years cooking in restaurants, and his knives show it. He makes the knives that he would want to use. I was happy to hear from him again, he just got done with run of 18 knives, and would I want to stock a few in my shop?...

Read more →