Tosa Kiyokane Aogami #1 Santoku (universal knife), 180 mmSKU: 15070
Tosa Kiyokane Santoku, 180 mm
This Japanese santoku knife has a core of Japanese Aogami # 1 carbon steel with 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 Kiyokane from Tosa and is unique in its kind. The blade is very thin and manually sharpened and has no thickening, making sharpening very easy. This blade is forged and sharpened by hand and may have some scratches or irregularities, the edge might need some polishing to create a real sharp edge. The handle is made from plastic and has some residual marks from the production process.
- Blade length: 180 mm
- Total length: 330 mm
- Weight: 145-155 grams
- Steel type: core steel: Japanese Aogami # 1 steel "Blue paper steel" (non-stainless) with 2 layers of softer steel on the outside and black Kurochi protective layer.
- Hardness: 62-63 (Rockwell C)
- Handle: D-shaped Walnut wood and head of black plastic (for right-handed use), note the color of the walnut wood can vary from light brown to dark brown.
Like all Japanese knives, the handmade knives from Kiyokane are not dishwasher safe, cleaning and drying after each use is the best treatment for these exclusive products.
There are no wooden sayas available for this knife.