Sakai Takayuki Aogami Super Blue Kengata Santoku

Regular price £195.00

22 in stock

Sakai Takayuki Aogami Super Blue Kengata Santoku Purchase options

An exceptional large santoku with a highly versatile kengata shaped tip making it ideal for a huge range of jobs in any kitchen.

The overall sharpness and edge retention from the super blue steel make this one a real workshorse you'll be reaching for every day.


Sharpness out of the box is excellent, at this price point we sometimes find a knife might benefit from a quick hone or strop to just bring the edge up to full sharpness but this one is great from the moment you use it and the sharpness rating is very impressive. 

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


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.


The handles on this range are ever so slightly larger than typical octagonal wa handles and they help balance out the knife nicely and feel great in the hand. 


This range has been treated to a high HRC of 65 so are very hard and the edge retention is excellent.

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

Product 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
  • Handle material: Octagonal Japanese Zelkova wood and mahogany handle
  • Restock Time: 2 months Approximate timescale for restocking this knife if stock levels are low
  • This knife is made from a reactive steel that has some special care instructions and properties – 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.

What you get

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

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.

Helping you find the perfect knife

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

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

Ally & James

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