Moritaka AS Nakiri 150mm. Aogami Super is steel prized for its wear resistance, ease of sharpening, and ability to achieve exceptional levels of hardness and, by extension, very refined and acute edges. This steel is found at the core of the Moritaka Supreme 150mm nakiri and is heat treaded to achieve a Rockwell Hardness rating of 64-65 which we find to be an excellent hardness for AS. The core steel is clad in soft iron and rendered with a kurouchi finish which provides a beautiful rustic aesthetic to the blade.
Crafting blades since the 13th century, Moritaka Hamono produces some truly prodigious knives at very attractive price points.
Maker: Moritaka Hamono
Location: Yatsushiro. Japan
Construction: Hammer Forged, San Mai
Edge Steel: Aogami Super
Cladding: Soft Iron
Edge Grind: Even
Handle: Ho Wood Octagonal
Ferrule: Buffalo Horn
Weight 4 ounces
Blade Length: 150 mm
Total Length: 285 mm
Thickness at Heel: 2.5 mm
Blade Height: 48
Please note: Moritaka takes a tiny bit off the front tip so you don't dig the knife into the board or inadvertently tip the knife when chopping. This is intentional.
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