Aogami Super steel
Kagemitsu ミノガワ Minogawa Tsuchime, Santoku 165 mm (universal knife), Aogami Super Stee;
Kagemitsu ミノガワ Minogawa Santoku
Double-sided sharpened and laminated (Sanmai) blade of non-stainless steel with a core of Japanese Aogami Super steel (Blue paper steel). The blade is extremely thin and manually sharpened and has no thickening, which makes sharpening on Japanese water stones very easy.
These knives are handmade in Echizen Japan. The Aogami Super core steel is forged between two layers of softer steel, this outer layer is made of hammered steel which gives a very nice Tsuchime pattern which makes products less likely to stick to the blade.The outer layer ensures that the core steel is well protected against possible damage and oxidation.
- Blade length: 165 mm
- Total length: 305 mm
- Weight: 120-130 grams
- Blade height: 42 mm
- Blade thickness: 2.0 mm
- Steel type: core steel: Japanese Aogami Super (Blue paper) steel (Non-stainless) with 2 layers of steel (sanmai forged) with hammered pattern (Tsuchime)
- Hardness: 63 (Rockwell C)
- Handle: octagonal brown Japanese Keyaki (Japanese Zelkova) handle with brown pakka wood bolster
These knives are not dishwasher safe and very sensitive to hard and/or frozen products.