Tsunehisa シャープ Aogami Super, Japanese western handle,
Double-sided sharpened and laminated (Sanmai) blade made of stainless steel with a core of Japanese VG-10 steel. The blade is extremely thin and manually sharpened and has no thickening, making sharpening on Japanese water stones very easy.
These knives are handmade in Echizen Japan. The VG-10 core steel is forged between two layers of softer steel, this outer layer is patterned steel so that a very beautiful damask pattern can be seen. This Suminagashi technique is unique for Japanese knives and is a demonstration of the special forging techniques from Japan. The outer layer ensures that the core steel is well protected against possible damage and oxidation. The outer layer is also equipped with a beautiful hammer blow (Tsuchime) pattern so that products stick to the blade less quickly.
- Blade length: 180 mm
- Total length: 305 mm
- Weight: 161.7 grams
- Steel type: core steel: Japanese Aogami Super steel with 2 layers of softer rust resistant steel for the outside (Sanmai forged) with dark gray forging layer (Kuroichi).
- Hardness: 63-64 (Rockwell C)
- Handle: Red Pakka wood (multi-layer Rosewood or "Sandalwood" impregnated with a synthetic resin) and stainless steel bolster.