This is an awesome "tweener" knife that falls between a nakiri and a chinese cleaver. It's got great cutting action and chops with easse. It also is easy to handle. The knife is constructed from Aogami 2 (Blue #2) high carbon steel. This is one of the most popular steels in the world of kitchen knives. The alloy is known for its outstanding edge life and overall toughness. Blue steels are a bit harder to sharpen than whites, which do cut better as they dull down. But the edge on blue steel is one of the longest-lasting of the paper steels.
Blacksmith: Mr. Tanaka
Construction: Hammer Forged, San Mai
Cladding: Nashiji Stainless
Edge Steel: Blue #2
Edge Grind: Even
Weight: 8.8 ounces
Blade Length: 175mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 3.2mm
Blade Height: 75mm
Handle: Custom Octagonal
Please note, Mr. Tanaka puts a notch in the tang and this is done on purpose and is not an installation mistake.
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