OUL 270mm Yanagi. Blade is hand forged with aogami #2 steel and iron cladding. Ebony wood octagon handle with water buffalo horn ferrule.
The OUL Aogami single bevel knives are forged by Mr. Satoshi Nakagawa in the Shiraki factory. He is a wonderfully talented bladesmith. They are ground by Nomura-san a veteran Sakai sharpener. 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!