Gyuto knife, Aogami 2 with iron cladding, kurouchi finish - Kamo


Master Shiro Kamo is one of the great makers of Japan and founders of Takefu knife village. Using traditional techniques to forge modern steels he has become a pioneer in his field. We are very proud to sell his knives.

SHAPE: Gyuto. Japan's answer to the chef's knife with a thinner profile. Gyuto translates to cow sword.

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. This steels differs from Blue 1 in its carbon content, Blue 2 being slightly less. Due to the non stainless nature of this steel care must be taken to dry the knives properly after use..

FINISH: Kurouchi. This is a black scale that is left on the knife from the forging process.

HANDLE: Octagonal rosewood handle with a pakkawood ferrule.

LENGTH: 210 and 240mm blade length.

MAKER: Kamo - Takefu, Echizen, Japan

BEST FOR: If you want the traditional look and great usability, this is the knife for you. 

SAUNDERS SAYS: "A very covetable range of knives where the quality and craftsmanship is amazing at this price point."

These knives are hand-forged so there may be slight variations in measurements and finishes.