Anryu Hammered Santoku 165mm. Katsushige Anryu started apprenticing as a knife maker under his father, Katsutoshi Anryu, after graduating high school in 1959. He is a fourth generation knife maker and has been working as a blacksmith for well over 50 years. The knives we are selling under his name are great examples of his work.
The Hammered Blue #2 line have a unique hand-hammered finish with a stainless clad and Aogami #2 (blue paper #2) steel core on the edge. He heat treats these knives in the HRC 62+- range. This is a beautiful knife with a great semi-custom handle by our woodworker Isaiah.
This is an excellent Santoku. The balance is perfect for a pinch grip,the handle is comfortable and the aesthetics are spot on. Blade performance is superb,every bit as sharp as Aogami blue super,but no where near as tedious to sharpen. An excellent knife at an excellent price.