Sakai Takayuki 165mm Wa Santoku Aogami Super Tsuchime Kurouchi
Takayuki's Aogami Super series have killer edge life, and the cladding is stainless steel which really cuts down on reactivity, making it a great high performance knife with relatively low maintenance requirements. The knives are decorated with a hammer marked cladding (tsuchime) and have a blacksmith's finish (kurouchi), and are handled with an octagon shaped Zelkova wood handle with a Pakka wood ferrule.
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.
**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.
Blade Material: Aogami Super carbon steel core, stainless steel cladding
Handle Material: Zelkova wood, pakka wood ferrule
Hardness: 63-64 HRC
Blade Length: 6.5" (165mm)
Overall Length: 12.25" (310mm)
Height at Heel: 1.8" (46mm)
Thickness of Spine at Heel: .08" (2mm)
Weight: 4.3 oz (122 grams)