HONMAMON "MOTOKANE" Wa-Gyuto Kurouchi (Chef's Knife) Aogami Steel No.1, Wooden Case, 210mm

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  • Regular price US$105.00


  • Made in Japan! (Tosa)
  • Handmade by Japanese Craftsmen by Japanese Traditional Techniques!
  • Edge of Blade : That famous Aogami Steel No.1 ! Cut Well! Double Bevel : Available for both Right Hander and Left Hander, Hardness :around HRC61 +/- 1.
  • Tosa Kurouchi : Black, Rough Appearance, but can feel the warmth and spirit of Craftsmen!
  • Length : about 370mm(14.6inch) Blade Length : about 210mm(8.3inch) Weight : about 160g(5.6oz)
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.