Santoku knife, aogami core with stainless steel cladding and tsuchime finish - Ohishi
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A classic santoku shape with aogami steel on the core and clad in stainless steel for ease of care. This knife also has a lovely distal taper for better balance.
SHAPE: Santoku. Named after the three best things to do with this knife - slicing, dicing and mincing. It is great for veg prep knife with both good breadth and width.
STEEL: Aogami (blue paper) 2 steel. This is very similar to white paper steel but with tungsten and chromium added to it which helps with edge retention and slows down rusting. The steel has then been hardened to 62-63 rockwell and wrapped in stainless steel to make maintenance even easier.
FINISH: This knife has both kurouchi and tsuchime finish. The kurouchi is a black scale left from the forge which inhibited rust, while tsuchime refers to the hand-hammered finish that helps with food release.
HANDLE: D-shaped Macassar Ebony handles. These are designed for right handers but in my opinion a lefty should be ok as the handle.
LENGTH: 165mm in length.
MAKER: Ohishi, Niigata City, Japan
BEST FOR: A head turning range of knives in an easy to look after package.
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BLADE LENGTH: 167mm
OVERALL LENGTH: 310mm
BLADE HEIGHT: 49mm
THICKNESS AT HEEL: 3.9mm This quickly tapers down the knife
These knives are hand-forged so there may be slight variations in measurements and finishes.