Moritaka AS Gyuto
210mm Custom. Moritaka AS knives provide an exceptional rendering of Aogami Super
steel sandwiched between softer iron cladding which is presented with a Kurouchi finish. Moritaka is one of the oldest and most storied knife makers on our site. They have been forging blades for over 700 years and that tradition is imbued into this wonderful knife.
gets very thin at the tip and behind the edge. In the hand, these knives feel well-balanced and are confidence-inspiring. The 50/50 convex grind does a great job separating ingredients and the Aogami Super steel is a real treat to use. It takes an incredibly sharp and refined edge and is slower to patina than other carbon steels due to the higher alloy content in the steel. These knives punch beyond their price point and are a great piece of Japanese blade-making history.
This knife comes with a beautiful bog oak handle made with a piece of 4,000 year old bog oak sourced from Ukrane.
Blacksmith: Moritaka Hamono
Location: Yatsushiro Japan
Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
Edge Steel: Aogami Super Steel
Cladding: Soft Iron
Tang: Stainless Steel
Edge Grind: Even: See Choil Photo
Handle: 4,000 Year Bog Oak Octagonal
Weight: 5.9 oz/ 170g
Blade Length: 212 mm
Overall Length: 360 mm
Thickness at Heel: 3 mm
Blade Height: 46 mm