Aogami blue #1 steel makes this knife a great value purchase!
Hand-made by blacksmith Michikuni Tokaji in Tosa, Japan, this sujihiki punches way above its price point. Blue #1 steel (approx 60:61 HRC) sandwiched between a reactive carbon cladding means that this knife will take and hold a great edge.
Paired with a D-shaped rosewood handle and black plastic ferrule, the fit and finish on this is a little scrappy but it does the job. The D-shape means it's meant really for right-handed people but when we've tested these kinds of handles before on our leftie in the office he says they are fine!
Sharpness out of the box is OK but give it a go on the stones before using it and you'll be able to achieve a screamingly sharp edge.
All in all a cracking knife for the price, just be aware of the extra care a carbon knife requires.
This knife steel has some special care instructions: Caring for carbon Steel.
What we thought about this knife
We have personally tested and reviewed this knife to give you an honest and personal opinion about it and this is how it rates.
The technical bits
- Blade length279mm(Measurement of the cutting edge)
- Total length439mm(Blade + Handle)
- Blade height34mm(Measured from blade heel to spine)
- Total weight171 grams
- Handle style
Our aim is to measure everything as accurately as possible but some specifications (such as hardness for example) are provided by the manufacturer and therefore should be used as a guide only.
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