200 years before Columbus landed in the Americas, Moritaka Hamono was producing hand-forged blades. Centuries of knowledge and tradition have culminated in the production of Moritaka’s Supreme series of knives. Aogami Super (AS) steel treated to achieve a Rockwell Hardness rating of 64-65 is found at the core of this 150mm santoku.
The AS steel in Moritaka’s knives is excellent. Very hard, capable of extreme levels of refinement and acuteness, and less prone to corrosion than many other carbon steels, the edge of this knife is a dream to sharpen and cut with. Clad in softer iron with a kurouchi finish, the rustic aesthetics are both pleasing and evocative of the deep tradition of Moritaka Hamono.
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: Ho Wood Octagonal
Ferrule: Buffalo Horn
Weight: 3.3 oz / 94g
Blade Length: 150 mm
Overall Length: 283 mm
Thickness at Heel: 3.15 mm
Blade Height: 41.5 mm
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