Sakai Kikumori Damascus 210mm Gyuto - Aogami #1 - Cherry Handle
Sakai Kikumori’s Damascus Aogami #1 knives are expertly forged by Tanaka Hamono, one of Sakai's top blacksmiths. Each blade is constructed of hand folded iron and mild steel cladding, with Aogami #1 carbon steel core, a carbon cutlery steel with excellent edge retention. These knives represent some of the finest knives Japan has to offer.
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.
Blade Material: Aogami #1 carbon steel core, soft iron and steel damascus cladding
Handle Material: Cherry wood
Hardness: 63-64 HRC
Blade Length: 7.8" (198mm)
Overall Length: 13.6" (347mm)
Height at Heel: 1.7" (45mm)
Thickness of Spine at Heel: .1" (2.8mm)
Weight: 4.4 oz (126 grams)
**Extra care is required with carbon steel. No soaking or dishwashers! Dry well in between uses to avoid rust. Blade will develop a patina (discoloration) with normal use.
**To avoid chipping, keep away from bones, frozen foods or other hard foods and pits.