OUL 180mm Wa Santoku. Blade is hand forged with aogami #2 steel and iron cladding. Ebony wood octagon handle with water buffalo horn ferrule.
The OUL Aogami double bevel knives are forged by Mr. Satoshi Nakegawa in the Shiraki factory. He is a wonderfully talented bladesmith. They are ground by Maruyama-san, a very talented up and coming sharpener, and have excellent, thin grinds. Aogami #2 steel, made by Hitachi, has the lowest carbon content of the Aogami family, giving a little more toughness, but with a slightly shorter edge life than Aogami #1. Keep in mind though, still awesome an edge life!