We really like Aogami Super
for use in knife blades. It is a top shelf steel developed by the Hitachi Metals Company. This high carbon alloy has several important elements added to the mix, including tungsten, vanadium, chromium, molybdenum, manganese, phosphorus, sulfur, and silicon. Because of this, Aogami Super is a steel that can take and hold a very acute edge angle. It is also relatively easy to sharpen as compared to other carbon steels. We are seeing more and more makers add this great alloy to their knife catalogs.
This is a classic santoku
design. It is a multi-purpose knife, but with a slight vegetable bias. Santoku means three virtues or to solve three problems. The virtues or problems are said to be slicing, dicing, and mincing. It is a tall blade that offers increased finger-to-board clearance, while the shorter length makes it ideal for handling a wide variety of produce and proteins.
This fine santoku is made in Tosa especially for our CKTG customers. Anyone seeking a knife made from the best steel, with a great grind and an affordable price, can stop their search now!
Location: Tosa, Japan
Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
Edge Steel: AS (Aogami Super Steel)
Handle: Rosewood Oval
Ferrule: Black Pakka Wood
Weight: 4.6 oz (130 g)
Blade Length: 167 mm
Total Length: 309 m
Spine Thickness at Base: 2.3 mm
Blade Height: 46.6 mm
Edge Grind: 50/50
Engraving: Hand Engraved