Sakai Kikumori x Tanaka 150mm Petty Damascus Blue #1
Sakai Kikumori’s Damascus Aogami #1 knives are expertly forged by Tanaka Hamono. Each blade is constructed of hand folded iron and mild steel cladding, with Aogami #1 (blue #1) carbon steel core, a carbon cutlery steel with excellent edge retention. These knives represent some of the finest knives Japan has to offer.
Saya cover is included.
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: Japanese Zelkova with pakka wood ferrule
Hardness: 63-64 HRC
Blade Length: 5.75" (145mm)
Overall Length: 11" (280mm)
Height at Heel: 1.1" (29mm)
Thickness of Spine at Heel: .13" (3.3mm)
Weight: 3 oz (84 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.