Santoku knife, Aogami 2, kurouchi and tsuchime, single bevel - Ittetsu
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This range is pretty alternative. It’s the familiar double bevel shapes in single bevel format.
SHAPE: Single Bevel 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. This knife should be exclusively sharpened on Whetstones.
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.
FINISH: Kurouchi and Tsuchime. Kurouchi is the forge blackening left on from the manufacturing process. This helps inhibit rust. Tsuchime is a hammered finish which helps with food release.
HANDLE: Octagonal Walnut with a pakkawood ferrule
MAKER: Ittetsu - Echizen, Japan
BEST FOR: People who like sharpening things.
SAUNDERS SAYS: "I have to confess that these knives were brought in for the simple reason I wanted to own one. My feedback is their amazing."
These knives are hand-forged so there may be slight variations in measurements and finishes.