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Anryu Kurouchi Damascus Santoku 165mm
Anryu Kurouchi Damascus Santoku 165mm Anryu Kurouchi Damascus Santoku 165mmAnryu Kurouchi Damascus Santoku 165mmAnryu Kurouchi Damascus Santoku 165mm
Anryu Kurouchi Damascus Santoku 165mm Anryu Kurouchi Damascus Santoku 165mmAnryu Kurouchi Damascus Santoku 165mmAnryu Kurouchi Damascus Santoku 165mm

Anryu Kurouchi Damascus Santoku 165mm

Item #: AnryuShiroSantoku

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We have been fans of Anryu knives for years. They are among our more popular brands here at CKTG. The Anryu blacksmith shop is fronted by 4th generation knife maker Katsushige Anryu.

The Anryu Kurouchi Damascus Santoku is constructed from Shirogami #2 high carbon steel with a multilayer soft iron cladding. The steel is hardened to 61-62 HRC. Shirogami #2 or White #2 is a high carbon steel which is liked for its high level of edge retention and relative ease of sharpening. Anryu uses a multilayer cladding of soft steel to protect the inner core of shirogami steel. The outer layer, or jigane, is finished with a rustic kurouchi coating. The kurouchi finish fades into a nice layered or suminagashi blade road. This really is a good looking knife—but it is reactive and will require care with cleaning and drying during and after use.

This hand hammered santoku is thin at the edge and comes out of the box fairly sharp. A few strokes on a fine stone will reveal a really razor like edge. The choil and neck area are nicely finished, as is the basic but well-made oval rosewood handle.

There really is a lot of knife here for the money. Lovely looks, a light, well-balanced feel, and excellent fit and finish sum up this high value santoku. Check out this great performer. You’ll be glad you did.

  • Blacksmith: Anryu San
  • Location: Echizen
  • Factory: Takefu Knife Village
  • Construction: Hammer Forged/ San Mai
  • Cladding: Damascus
  • Finish: Kurouchi
  • Handle: Rosewood Oval
  • Ferrule: Black Pakka Wood
  • Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Blade Length: 170 mm (6.75")
  • Overall Length: 307 mm (12.5")
  • Thickness at Heel: 3.8 mm
  • Blade Height: 49 mm

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    5  Anru Kurouchi Damascus Santoku 165mm, September 15, 2017
    Posted By: Roy - verified customer

    Accurately described and only exceeded by the customer service. This is a light weight, precision crafted tool that is exactly what I was looking for: a custom made, purpose built, easily sharpened blade that will provide years of satisfaction. I've used knives for over 60 years for a variety of reasons and you get what you pay for. In this case you get more!

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