Sakai Kikumori's Aoko Warikomi series are an awesome all around kitchen knife. The 'Warikomi' style blade has Aogami #1 carbon steel sandwiched between a stainless steel cladding, combining a superior edge with ease of care. The riveted handle is dyed emerald green and has a decorative copper liner below the ferrule.
Sakai Kikumori is the flagship brand of Kawamura Hamono, producing top quality Japanese and Western style kitchen knives in Sakai, one of the oldest knife making centers in Japan. They have been producing knives since the 1920’s and have maintained long standing relationships with some of the best blacksmiths and blade grinders in Sakai.