Sakai Takayuki Aogami Super Blue Kengata Santoku

Regular price £190.00
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10 in stock

Sakai Takayuki Aogami Super Blue Kengata Santoku Purchase options

This santoku is the kengata version which offers great tip work due to the shape.

Performance

Performance is good, as usual would benefit from a quick hone if you're picky but sharp out of the box so you can get straight to the good stuff!

Beauty

These knives are really striking, the blades with their beautiful kurouchi finish go really well with the golden colour of the Japanese Zelkova wood and mahogany handle. The two kengata styles of the santoku and gyuto 210mm also give them an extra something visually.

Comfort

These knives are really striking, the blades with their beautiful kurouchi finish go really well with the golden colour of the Japanese Zelkova wood and mahogany handle. The two kengata styles of the santoku and gyuto 210mm also give them an extra something visually.

Durability

Being super blue they will hold an edge for a long time before needing resharpening. The usual advice of not cutting through super-hard veg like butternut squash (in its whole state) still applies!

Ease of care

Just rinse and wipe, don't scrub the kurouchi too much and don't go near the dreaded dishwasher!

Value for money

For a company with a long and established reputation we think these are good value for money. Solid, well made knives that won't disappoint.

Technical details

  • Blade Length: 161mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 313mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade width: 2mm (Measured where blade enters handle)
  • Blade height: 44mm Heel to spine
  • Total weight: 133 grams
  • Steel Type - Cladding: Stainless
  • Steel Type - Cutting edge: Super Blue Steel
  • Left or Right handed: Either
  • Hardness: 65 HRC
  • Handle style: Japanese
  • This knife steel has some special care instructions – learn more.

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.

Blacksmith Profile

Sakai Takayuki

Well known and respected, Sakai knives are created by a skilled team of craftsmen and as a company have been creating knives for more than 600 years.

Meet Sakai Takayuki

What you get

A green presentation box with stepped inlay and a cardboard guard over the blade.

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