Kyohei Aogami Santoku (universal knife), 170 mm- Keyaki-
Kyohei Aogami Santoku,
This Japanese universal knife is a combination between a nakiri (vegetable knife) and a Gyuto (chef's knife) and can be used for meat, fish and vegetables. This hand-forged knife has a core of Japanese Aogami #2 "Blue paper" non-stainless carbon steel with a very nice kuroichi protective layer. The blade is sharpened on both sides. Completely hand-forged by the young master blacksmith Kyohei Shindo from Tosa, this knife is one of a kind. The blade is very thin and manually sharpened and has no thickenings, which makes sharpening very easy.
- Blade length: 170 mm
- Total length: 310 mm
- Weight: about 120-130 grams
- Steel type: core steel: Japanese Aogami #2 steel with a Kuroichi protective layer. Non-rust resistant.
- Hardness: 61-63 (Rockwell C)
- Handle: Oval Keyaki wood (Japanese Zelkova or Japanese elm) with black plastic bolster. The bolster may still contain some casting marks, these are not damages.
Like all Japanese knives, the handmade knives from Kyohei-san are not dishwasher safe, cleaning and drying after each use is the best treatment for these exclusive products.