Kengata Gyuto knife, Aogami 2, iron clad, polished finish - Sakai Takayuki
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Sakai Takayuki have a long and distinguished history of producing truly excellent knives using expertise that has been passed down generations.
These knives are from Sakai Takayuki are from their top line Homura series. They are forged by Itsuo Doi a top rate blacksmith from Sakai and then sharpened by the Yamatsuka family, the resident master sharpeners at Sakai Takayuki.
SHAPE: Gyuto. Japan's answer to the chef's knife with a thinner profile.
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 further ease maintenance.
HANDLE: Octagonal ebony handle with a buffalo horn ferrule.
LENGTH: 225mm in length
MAKER: Sakai Takayuki
BEST FOR: Collectors and those who want something truly special.
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