Muneishi Aogami SS clad Wa-Gyuto (chef's knife), 165 mm -Kuroichi-
Muneishi Kuroichi Gyuto, 165 mm
This Japanese chef's knife has a core of Japanese Aogami # 2 carbon steel with 2 softer types of stainless steel as a protective layer (sanmai) on the outside. This double-sided sharpened knife has a black (Kurochi) protective layer. This knife is completely hand-forged by the master blacksmith Kosuke Muneishi-san and is unique in its kind. The blade is very thin and manually sharpened and has no thickening, which makes sharpening very easy.
Muneishi-hamono was founded in 1955, Mr. Hirotaka Muneishi, the second-generation knife smith, manufactures forestry knives such as axes and machetes, and Mr. Kosuke Muneishi, the third-generation blacksmith, forges kitchen knives. Kosuke Muneishi performs all steps himself: tempering, forging, hammering and edging knives.
- Blade length: 165 mm
- Total length: 310 mm
- Weight: 130 grams
- Steel type: core steel: Japanese Aogami # 2 steel "Blue paper steel" (non-stainless) with 2 layers of stainless steel with black Kurochi protective layer.
- Hardness: 63-64 (Rockwell C)
- Handle: Oval Honoki wood and head of black pakka wood.
Like all Japanese knives, the handmade knives from Kosuke Muneishi are not dishwasher safe, cleaning and drying after each use is the best treatment for these exclusive products.