Kagemitsu ミノガワ Minogawa Tsuchime, Bunka 170 mm (universal knife), Aogami Super Steel
Kagemitsu Minogawa bunka
Double-sided sharpened and laminated (Sanmai) blade made 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 so that products stick less to the blade. It also ensures that the core steel is well protected against possible damage and oxidation.
- Blade length: 170 mm
- Total length: 310 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 impact 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.