Sakai Takayuki Aogami Super Blue Gyuto 210mm

Regular price £215.00
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18 in stock

Sakai Takayuki Aogami Super Blue Gyuto 210mm Purchase options

The longest of the gyutos in this range it can deal with larger cuts of meat. Gyutos are narrower than santokus which makes for a cleaner slice as not as much of the blade passes through the meat.

Performance

Sharpness out of the box is very impressive and the high level of hardness and aogami super blue steel combine to give this range great edge retention too. 

You'll be reaching for this one on a regular basis.

Beauty

These knives are really striking, the blades with their beautiful kurouchi finish contrast nicely with the golden colour of the Japanese Zelkova wood and mahogany handle and red bolster.

Comfort

The handles on this range are slightly larger than typical octagonal wa handles and they help balance out the knife nicely. 

They're well finished and smooth around the heel and spine edges and feel great in the hand.

Durability

The Aogami Super Blue core steel has been treated to a very high HRC of 65 so is very hard and as a result the knives in this range are fairly easy to sharpen and boast excellent edge retention.

Ease of Care

Just rinse, wipe and dry after use, don't scrub the kurouchi too hard and don't go near the dreaded dishwasher!

The core steel is reactive so will develop a patina as it reacts with the acids and moisture in your foods. Other than that, our normal care instructions always apply and for day to day care. 

You might want to add a ceramic honing rod and for longer term sharpening, a dual sided whetstone will keep that edge screamingly sharp.

Our Verdict

For a company with a long and established reputation we think these are good value for money.

They're well made knives that perform at a great level boasting impressive sharpness and edge retention right out of the box.

If you're looking for a super blue steel knife then this is definitely an excellent choice.

Product details

  • Blade Length: 216mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 365mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade width: 2mm (Measured where blade enters handle)
  • Blade height: 46mm (Heel to spine)
  • Total weight: 150 grams
  • Steel Type - Cladding: Stainless
  • Steel Type - Cutting edge: Super Blue Steel
  • This knife is made from a reactive steel that has some special care instructions and properties – learn more.

  • Left or Right handed: Either
  • Hardness: 65 (HRC)
  • Handle style: Japanese
  • Handle material: Octagonal Japanese Zelkova wood and mahogany handle
  • Restock Time: 2 months Approximate timescale for restocking this knife if stock levels are low

Product SKU: 1153

Our aim is to measure and photograph all our products as accurately as possible but due to the handmade nature of many items, please be aware that there may be some variance in the measurements and that things such as blade and knife handle patterns can vary and presentation boxes may differ from those shown but we will always endeavour to provide the most accurate measurements, photos and descriptions of our products.

Some measurements such as HRC are provided by the manufacturer and should therefore be used as a guide.

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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.

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Since 2011 we've helped thousands of happy customers find the perfect knife for their cooking and hope to serve you soon.

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