Brand New High Quality Hand forged hammered Santoku Knife
Material - Blue Steel.
Blue #2 steel has several different names which can confuse people that are just getting into Japanese knives. It is called Aogami (aogami translates to blue) and it also can be called blue paper. Some people think that the blue is the color of the steel but this is not true. The steel has been wrapped in blue colored paper for decades and this is why it's called blue.
A VERY GOOD JAPANESE MADE KNIFE OF EXTREMELY HIGH QUALITY
The Santoku is a all purpose knife with a round tip. The blade is shorter and thinner, making it perfect for home cooking. Santoku literally means “three virtues”, and can be used for meat, fish, and vegetables.
A Central core of Blue #2 (Aogami), clad with stainless on both sides having Nashiji Hammered style.
The blades are properly heat treated and have an HRC of 60 to 61, so they are very durable, while also being pretty easy to sharpen.
Blade Length : 170 mm
Total Length : 315 mm Approx
HRC - 60 - 61
Handle - Japanese Red Oak with a smoky finish.
Edge Angle : Double Edge
All good quality Japanese knives have a high carbon content and will corrode if neglected. Simple care is achieved by drying properly and applying a thin coat of Camellia Oil after each use.