The Moritaka AS series of knives are constructed with a core of Aogami Super
(AS) steel between layers of softer iron cladding. In a fairly unique twist, Moritaka welds a stainless tang to the hand forged blade to prevent corrosion inside the handle. The classic kurouchi finish on these blades also improves the corrosion resistance of the otherwise highly reactive cladding.
This is a fun and functional knife that will find favor with chefs who like the height and general dimensions of a cleaver
but want a thinner and lighter tool to dispatch vegetables with ease and accuracy. This one comes with a nice custom octagonal handle.
Maker: Moritaka Hamono
Location: Yatsushiro, Japan
Construction: Hammer Forged, San Mai
Edge Steel: Aogami Super
Cladding: Soft Iron
Edge Grind: Even
Weight: 9.0 oz (256 g)
Edge Length: 181 mm
Total Length: 325 mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 3.0 mm
Blade Height: 75.6 mm