This gyuto combines a western style handle with a very popular Japanese steel to create a very well made, beautiful knife that is capable of extreme sharpness.
The core steel is Aogami Super Blue (AS). AS is a popular choice among Japanese knife makers. It is known for its exceptional edge taking ability and edge retention. The heat treat on this blade is in the neighborhood of 62 HRC. The edge is 50/50.
The cladding is made from a softer stainless steel that provides not only a beautiful finish, but also increases blade strength. Being that it's stainless, maintenance is reduced, but still required.
Knife Brand: Harukaze
Region: Tosa Japan
Construction: San Mai
Cladding: Stainless Hammered Damascus
Core Edge Steel: Aogami Super steel
Edge Grind: 50/50
Engraving: Hand Engraved
Weight: 8.0 oz/ 226g
Blade Length: 242 mm
Total Length: 369 mm
Spine Thickness at Heel: 2.1 mm
Blade Height at Heel: 47.0 mm
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