Kagemitsu 見事 オーク Migoto Ōku, ZA18 steel Santoku (universal knife), 180 mm
Kagemitsu ZA18 Santoku, 180 cm
This Japanese universal knife has a core of Japanese ZA18 stainless steel with a beautiful protective layer made from damascus (layered) steel on the outside. This double-sided sharpened knife is provided with a protective layer of soft stainless steel. The blade is very thin and manually sharpened and has no thickenings which makes sharpening very easy.
The ZA-18 was specially developed by Osaka Clad Co., Ltd with Aichi Steel Corp to compete or even outperform VG10. It has similar chemical composition to the VG10, but contains higher Carbon (1.20 vs. 1.05), Chromium (18.0 vs. 15.5), Molybdenum (1.5- vs. 1.20) and Cobalt (1.80 vs. 1.50) for added hardness, durability and corrosion resistance. It is a Suminagashi clad construction with outer steel of AUS-2, that makes extra strong to bending and breaking.
C 0.95-1.20% | Cr 17.0-18.0% | Mo 1.00-1.50% | V 0.10-0.25% | Co 1.80%
- Blade length: 180 mm
- Total length: 335 mm
- Weight: 180 grams
- Blade thickness: only 2.0 mm
- Steel type: core steel: Japanese ZA18 steel "powder steel" (stainless) with 2 layers of softer steel on the outside
- Hardness: 61 + - 1 (Rockwell C)
- Handle: Traditional Octagonal Oak (オーク Ōku) handle
Because we ordered these knives without logo or Kanji characters, this knife is ideal for your own signature or logo (for example, you can have your own name engraved in Kanji characters by us)
Like all Japanese knives, the handmade knives from Kagemitsu are not dishwasher safe, clean and dry after every use is the best treatment for these exclusive products. There are no wooden sayas available for this knife.