Sakai Takayuki 170mm Santoku Aogami #2 Kurouchi
These knives are hand forged with an Aogami #2 (Blue #2) steel core, and have a good edge life, and are easy to sharpen. The iron cladding has a kurouchi finish, also known as a blacksmith's finish, leaving the final black scales on after the last heat treatment. The kurouchi will slow down the patina and rusting properties of iron, and will eventually wear and polish with years of use and washing.
Sakai Takayuki knives are made by Aoki Hamono, one of the largest and most well known companies in Sakai, Japan. Sakai city has a long history of top quality knifemaking, and Sakai Takayuki's knives represent that history, working with top level local craftsmen to offer both the traditional and modern kitchen cutlery of the highest standards.
**Dry thoroughly after use. Left wet, carbon steel can rust, dull quickly and develop pits in the edge. With proper care, the blade will develop a patina, which will help protect from further rusting.
**To avoid chipping, keep away from bones, frozen foods or other hard foods and pits.
Blade Material: Aogami #2 carbon steel core, iron cladding
Handle Material: Walnut with pakka wood ferrule
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