Sakai Kikumori 180mm Kritsuke Santoku knife. Aogami 1 carbon steel core with stainless cladding. Ebony octagon handle with buffalo horn ferrule.
Yugiri blacksmiths are from Tanaka Hamono. Tanaka-san’s top level forging and heat treatments make for an unusual ease of sharpening and superb edge life and toughness.
The aogami core is not stainless (for a non-stainless steel it does rust slowly), so keep dry when not in use to avoid rust.
Sakai Kikumori was started in 1926 and draws on Sakai's 600 year history as the major center of traditional Japanese cutlery manufacturing. They work with a large variety of Sakai's best smiths, sharpeners and small factories to offer a wide variety of knives ranging from traditional materials and styles to more modern, western influenced styles and materials.
|Steel Type||Aogami 1 Stainless Clad
|Height at Heel||53 mm|
|Overall Length||311 mm|
|Cutting Edge Length||170 mm|