Mizu Honyaki hand forged aogami 2 quenched in water, the most difficult style of quenching, even among the most skilled smiths there is a high failure rate with this rapid quenching of solid, non-clad steel. Forged in Sakai by dentoukougeishi smith Kenji Togashi.
The wavy hamon line created at the boundary of the thicker clay coating on the spine half of the blade where the harder edge starts is often less pronounced on aogami steel.
These knives demand skilled use and will not tolerate mistreatment. For instance, smashing garlic with the side, hacking at hard items or dropping the knife will most likely break it. For that reason these are not guaranteed against breakage.
This is a reactive carbon steel. It should be mentioned that extra care is required, as the knife is not stainless and should be dried immediately after use. It will develop a dark patina with usage, but any orange rust should be removed with a light abrasive.
These knifes come from the maker with lacquer on the blade for corrosion protection during shipping. It can be removed using acetone or lacquer thinner (follow manufacturers instructions for use).
Enter "Please remove lacquer" in the +Special Instructions on the Cart page if you would like to have this lacquer removed prior to shipping. This could delay shipping by up to 5 days.
|Steel Type||Aogami 2|
|Handle Material||Persimmon & Horn Ferrule|
|Height at Heel||51mm|