Sakai Takayuki Hammered Black Finish Aogami Super Wa Kengata Santoku Knife
Brand: Sakai Takayuki
Type: Wa Kengata Santoku (Double edged)(used for fish,meets, vegetable...All Purpose Knife)
Outside Blade Material: Hammered Black Finish Stainless Steel
Core: AOGAMI(Blue) Super
Blade Length: 160 mm (6.3'')
Blade Width: 44 mm (1.7")
Blade Thickness: 2 mm
Total Length: 311 mm (12.2")
Weight: 131g (4.6")
Handle: KEYAKI Zelkova
Made in Japan
This hammered(Tsuchime) black finish is impressive, you can feel Japanese traditional. This 3-Layers blade is a combination of hard carbon steel and soft stainless steel. This inherits the tradition of blade structure of the Japanese sword (Katana). The edge is used Aogami Super, famous Japanese blacksmiths says that this steel is the sharpest steel. The edge retention also is outstanding. This 3 Layers is easy to care since outside is stainless steel.
"Kengata" means Sword(Ken) type(Gata) in English. This style is not only so cool, but you can do fine work with the the tip.
Sakai cutlery has been cultivated by the long history of 600 years. And Sakai cutlery produced by the craftsmen of reliable skill is famous for high quality and sharpness in all of the world. Sakai Takayuki, the company inherits the tradition, makes new technology fused and is producing high-quality kitchen knives.
AOGAMI Super is not rust resistance. Please wipe off quickly after use. In case rust appears on the edge, remove it by a sharpening stone. In case rust appears on the blade, use cleanser(in case of stainless steel) or scourer(in case of iron steel). (scratch may appear) Don't cut powerfully, twist the edge. Don't cut and hit frozen foods or bones, the edge will be chipped or broken since the blade of Japanese is thinner for sharpness.