Kiritsuke Kurouchi Knife Aogami Steel No.2 with Kurumi Handle

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  • Regular price US$63.00

  • Blade Material : Aogami Steel No.2 (Blue steel/ High carbon steel), Hardness :around HRC61 +/- 1. Handle Material : Kurumi
  • Made in Japan! Handedness : Right and Left hand. (It doesn't have fine edge when we ship this item. So please sharpen edge as you like.)
  • Use : Cutting Vegetables, Meat, Fish.We do not recommend it for those who do not like a small slash or slight curve of the blade.


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.

It is a knife blacksmith made by traditional style. Aogami No2 steel is a superlative steel for professional knives. However,it gets rust easily so it needs maintenance . We do not recommend this for those who do not like small irregularities, as this is a handmade, it could have some. We will not accept any return requests and claims on small flaws proof of handmade.



Blade Length : about 180 mm (7 inch), Whole Length : about 322 mm (12.7 inch), Weight : about 132 g (4.7 oz)

 Item no. 4573200712593


Blade Length : about 210 mm (8.3 inch), Whole Length : about 360 mm (14 inch), Weight : about 155 g (5.5oz)

 Item no. 4573200712609