"KIYOKANE" Santoku Kurouchi (Multi-Purpose Knife) Aogami No1 Steel, 165mm
★★ Two HONMAMON Stars (link)
KIYOKANE series is our original brand.
Made by with Highest forging skill of craftsmen in Tosa.
- It is a knife blacksmith made by traditional forging style.
- SIZE: Blade Length 165mm(6.5inch), Length 315mm(12.4inch), Thickness of spine around 3mm(0.12inch), Weight 150g(5.3oz)
- Edge of Blade: Aogami No1 Steel (Blue Paper Steel) which contains High-Carbon. Hardness: around HRC61 +/- 1., Cut Well!
- Double Bevel. Available for both Right and Left Hander
- Made in Japan! Handmade by Tosa Craftsman! Kurouchi : Rough Appearance, but you can feel Tosa Craftsmen Spirits!
- If you want to keep a knife sharp, you need use sharpening stone to maintain it.
It is a knife blacksmith made by traditional style. Aogami No1 steel is a superlative steel for professional knives. so, it is extremely sharp and sharpness last longer. However, it gets rust easily, so it needs maintenance.
TOSA traditional skill “Free Forging”TOSA cutlery started from 1621, over 400 years ago. Forge to finished need many steps, all steps just made from one blacksmith. Easy to control every part and keep it free style to forging, because that’s made by same craftsman. So, that’s why call this skill to “Free Forging”.
With the sound of a violent blow sparks, the way thick steel is transformed into a kitchen knife in the blink of an eye is truly craftsmanship. By hitting it many times with a hammer and stretching it, impurities come out, by making the structure “dense”, it becomes a knife with high hardness and stickiness.
You can see the marks of the hammer that was struck up with a hammer, it has the characteristic of being handmade by craftsmen and resistant to rust compared to polished finishing.
Because free forging, can be easy to innovation.
The knife is consistently performed by a single craftsman, without being bound by the framework of the process, so can continue to improve and evolve.
This knife isn’t mass production.We are focus on the knife quality than productivity. You can feel the soul of craftsman. We recommend you use that for gift.