The steel used in these knives is one of the best carbon steels on the market. Aogami #1 is known for its ability to take and keep a super sharp edge. It is reactive carbon steel, which is why the kurouchi finish on these knives is so great. It helps with rust protection and aids in food release. You'll still need to be careful to keep these knives dry after use and washing.
We've upgraded this handle to a nice oak octagonal with a burnt urushi finish. It makes this knife an enticing value.
If you have not tried a Blue #1 carbon steel knife this could be your time to experience this super steel at a truly affordable price.
Blacksmith: Michikuni Tokaji
Location: Tosa, Japan
Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
Cladding: Soft Iron
Edge Steel: Aogami #1 Carbon Steel
Edge Grind: Even
Weight: 5.9 oz (166 g)
Edge Length: 213 mm
Total Length: 355 mm
Spine Thickness at Heel: 3.6 mm
Blade Height at Heel: 46.9 mm