"AOMUKU" Gyuto Kurouchi (Chef's Knife), Aogami Steel No.2, 240mm

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  • SIZE: Blade Length about 240mm(9.4inch), Total Length 390mm(15.3inch), Weight about 205g(7.2oz)
  • Edge of Blade : (Core) Aogami Steel (Blue Steel) No.2. It contains high-Carbon. Hardness :around HRC61 +/- 1. Both side : Stainless steel
  • Double Bevel. Available for both right and left hander.
  • Made in Japan. Japanese blacksmiths handmade one by one.
  • Gyuto Chef's Knife is the most versatile and essential of all chef knives perfect for dicing, slicing, and chopping fresh produce to carving a roast chicken straight from the oven.

Gyuto is Chefs knife.
From your kitchen to a chefs kitchen, this knife is used most frequently.

What is AOGAMI No.2?
Hitachi Co., around 1.3% carbon, shirogami base + 1.5% tungsten, 0.4% chromium, HRC 61-64.
The addition of carbides makes it stronger than shirogami steel. It is also used for the best honyaki blades.

What is kurouchi knife?
Kurouchi knives retain the scaly residue left from the forging process, meaning that the residue works as coating on the carbon steel to prevent from rust.
The finish of Kurouch reduces reactivity on carbon steel knives, and give the knife a very characterful, rustic aesthetic prized by many knife enthusiasts.
Kurouchi finishes vary widely in appearance, uniformity, and durability. Rarely do pictures do these finishes justice as they have a very complex look and feel to them.
Of course you need to sharpen the edge everytime after using it even if the Kurouchi coating works for the sides of blade.

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