Sakai Takayuki Aogami Super Blue Kengata Gyuto 190mm

Regular price £225.00

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A great sized gyuto with the kengata tip, this enables you to get all the benefits of a gyuto but with extra precise tip work.

First Impressions

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.


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.

In Hand

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.


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. 

For longer term care and upkeep we recommend our carbon steel care kit which has everything you need to keep your carbon knives in tip top condition.

Our Verdict

From 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 thanks to that impressive heat treat and incredible hardness.

If you're looking for a super blue steel knife and your priority is edge retention then this is definitely an excellent choice.

Product details

  • Blade Length: 202mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 360mm (Blade tip to handle end)
  • Blade Height: 50mm (Heel to spine)
  • Blade Thickness: 2mm (Spine width above the heel)
  • Total Weight: 167 grams
  • Core Steel: Super Blue Steel
  • Cladding Steel: Stainless
  • Hardness: 65 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Japanese
  • Handle Material: Octagonal Japanese Zelkova wood and mahogany handle
  • Left or Right handed: Either (Double Bevel)

Product SKU: 1152

Our aim is to measure and photograph our products as accurately as possible but due to many items being handmade, finished or using natural materials, there can be minor variance in measurements and things such as blade or wood finishes can vary. We will always endeavour to provide the most accurate measurements, photos and descriptions of our products.

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

Meet the maker

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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Cutting Edge Knives is a family run business established in 2011 and based in the picturesque town of Holmfirth, West Yorkshire. We love the history and craftsmanship that goes into making Japanese chef knives and accessories and the excitement and enjoyment you experience when using a truly sharp knife in the kitchen.

Over many years we've helped thousands of happy customers find their dream knife and look forward to helping you too.

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