Nakiri knife, Aogami Super carbon steel, kurouchi finish - Kamo
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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: Nakiri. A traditional shape used for cutting vegetables.
STEEL: Aogami (blue paper) super 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 super part indicates the highest amount of carbon steel at up to 1.5% out of the blue series steels. This has then been hardened to 63-64 rockwell making it very hard and capable of retaining an edge for a very long time. The blue steel core has then been wrapped in stainless steel making maintenance easy.
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: 165mm in length.
MAKER: Kamo - Takefu, Echizen, Japan
BEST FOR: Tall nakiri lovers
SAUNDERS SAYS: "The extra 1ck if height to this makes such a difference."
These knives are hand-forged so there may be slight variations in measurements and finishes.