Hand forged in Tosa, these rustic finished mild steel and iron damascus clad aogami 2 knives have a solid middle to heavy weight feel yet are thin behind the edge. Corners of the spine and heel are eased, making for a more comfortable pinch grip with a horn and teak handle for a solid, secure feel.
At about 62 rockwell, these sharpen easily and will hold an edge decently well with good toughness for a thin hard Japanese steel. Avoid bones and shells and twisting or scraping the edge during cutting.
This knife has a hard carbon steel core with iron cladding for added durability. The entire blade will develop a patina with use, especially with acidic foods. Special attention is needed to keep from rusting. Do not leave wet. Hand wash & dry, no dishwasher. Hardwood-end grain or softwood long grain cutting boards are preferred; avoid bamboo and plastic cutting boards. Rust can be removed with a light abrasive.
|Steel Type||Iron Clad Aogami 2
|Height at Heel||48 mm|
|Overall Length||358 mm|
|Cutting Edge||210 mm|
|Thickness(at heel)||3 mm|