Aogami Super is regarded as one of the best steels to use for the manufacture of kitchen knives. It is a steel that can be taken to very high hardness levels, resulting in a blade that is durable and has great cutting abilities and edge retention. It is a more difficult steel to work than many of the more common high carbon varieties, so blacksmiths are pushed to higher levels of perfection and technique to get the best out of it.
Sukenari are very well known for their forging of exotic steels including honyaki type blades. The AS Hairline series certainly reinforces that reputation. The inner core of AS is hardened to about 64 HRC. It is clad with a softer stainless steel layer which adds strength and reduces maintenance. The edge is still very reactive and does require care with washing and drying between uses.
This 240mm kiritsuke is a double-beveled and symmetrically ground knife, so it is sometimes referred to as a kiritsuke gyuto. This design is easier to use and sharpen than the traditional single bevel kiritsuke. It also allows for an ambidextrous personality of the knife. The pattern is excellent for push-and pull-cutting and the flatter edge also makes it a very workable slicer.
The Sukenari AS Hairline kiritsuke is supplied with a very well made custom octagonal custom by Isaiah Schroeder.
Company Name: Sukenari
Blacksmith: Hinaki-San (Second Generation)
Edge Steel: Aogami Super
Handle: Custom Octagonal
Weight: 7.4 ounces
Blade Length: 232 mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 2.5 mm
Blade Height: 50 mm
Please note you're purchasing the custom knife in the photo not the regular one in the video below.
CKTG is at heart a small business so the service is personal. They are one of the rare companies that actually dispatch the order the same day as receiving it and provide tracking information. It is great to deal with an individual by name and itís evident that they take pride and love in what they do.
Had a problem with one of the products and they went out of their way to resolve. I would highly recommend dealing with this company. Itís nice to find a company who cares and they will get me as a return customer.
Mark is great at answering questions for knife nuts of all levels. His service is second to none. Really appreciate the time he puts into every email as well as the free forum he hosts.
Great experience working with Chef Knives to Go. Quick delivery, and they are great about returning emails. I'm actually waiting on my second knife from them. I'm sure there will be more to come.
Loved the instructional videos on the website.
Great service and quick shipping. Best selection of Japanese knives around. I recommend this site to all of my fellow culinary professionals!
Top quality service. None better.
Always the best. Quick shipping, description matches what is delivered and the price, you can't beat them. I always come here to order anything I might need for the kitchen and I am never disappointed.
I ordered several Christmas presents from Chef Knives To Go. Everything arrived as promised and all who received gifts from there were happy with them.
As always, the shopping experience at Chef Knives to Go was excellent. Fast, free shipping, great website description of the product, and the confidence instilled in me because I know that if there are any problems the good people at Chef Knives to Go will help me work it out.
My go to company for kitchen gear. Awesome selection of knives and tools. Super fast shipping. Never had a problem and questions about all products are answered quickly. Great customer service.