Santoku Knife, 180 mm , Aogami Super stainless clad, Kurouchi and Tsuchime finish - Ohishi
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SHAPE: Santoku. A good all-round, all purpose kitchen knife.
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 clad in stainless steel making it easier to care for
FINISH: This knife has both kurouchi and tsuchime finish. The kurouchi is a black scale left from the forge which inhibited rust, while tsuchime refers to the hand-hammered finish that also helps release food from the blade.
HANDLE: Western style pakka wood handle.
LENGTH: 180mm in length.
MAKER: Ohishi - Niigata City, Japan
BEST FOR: Combining carbon steel and a western handle.
SAUNDERS SAYS: "This is Japanese-Western fusion. These are made by the same people as the Ohishi gin san line of knives which have been firm favourites. "