Santoku knife, Aogami 2 with iron cladding, 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: Santoku. Named after the three best things to do with this knife - slicing, dicing and mincing. It is the classic 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. 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: 165mm in length.
MAKER: Kamo - Takefu, Echizen, Japan
BEST FOR: If you want the traditional look and great useability, 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.