Santoku knife, Mono Aogami 2, polished finish - Sakai Takayuki
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Sakai Takayuki have a long and distinguished history of excellent knives. Using expertise that has been passed down generations, they have produced a superb collection of knives. This santoku is part of the Aoniko range.
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. The steel has then been hardened to 62-63 rockwell and wrapped in stainless steel to further ease maintenance. This knife is mono-construction and made from a single piece of steel.
HANDLE: Western shaped pakka wood handle
MAKER: Sakai Takayuki
BEST FOR: One knife for everything.
SAUNDERS SAYS: "A dependable, no-nonsense knife that has great edge retention. Classic and classy."