Sakai Takayuki Aogami Super Blue Santoku

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An excellent value all rounder made with an superb steel and out of the box sharpness and one we'd recommend as an ideal first Japanese knife or addition to an existing collection.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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Product details

  • Blade Length: 167mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 313mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade Thickness: 2mm (Measured level with heel)
  • Blade Height: 47mm (Heel to spine)
  • Total Weight: 138 grams
  • Steel Type - Cladding: Stainless
  • Steel Type - Core: Super Blue Steel
  • This knife is made from a reactive carbon steel which is not stainless and has some special care instructions and properties – Read our carbon steel care guide here

  • Left or Right handed: Either
  • Hardness: 65 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Japanese
  • Handle Material: Octagonal Japanese Zelkova wood and mahogany handle

Product SKU: 1155

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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