ARITSUGU Sakimaru Takohiki 300mm Blue II steel blade knife
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ARITSUGU Sakimaru Takohiki 300mm Blue II steel blade knife with Ho wood cover
400 years of family business creating the finest quality knives and cooking utensils. Since 1560, 18 generations of the Aritsugu family have continued to pass along the forging techniques preferred by the imperial family. It started with Japanese Samurai Sword maker, Master Aritsugu Fujiwara.
This knife is from Tokyo Aritsugu. Located on Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, well-known as world biggest fish market. Aritsugu provides top chefs in Japan hand crafted knives and cooking utensils.
Blade Length; 11 3/4inch (300mm) Handle Length; 5 5/8 inch (144mm) Total Length; 17 5/8 inch (443mm) Knife weight is 6.1oz. The heel part of the spine width is 3mm(3/16 inch) wide.
HANDLE; Magnolia with Water Buffalo horn bolster. BLADE; Hongasumi style blade which is hard steel blade on the blade edge and entire flat concave side, and soft iron on the body portion of the bevel side. Those different steel and iron combinations make easier to sharpen knife, and making the knife stronger, and making it easier on the processes to be higher HRC evenly.
This knife is called Sakimaru Takohiki knife which is used for slicing sashimi, peeling vegetables, and cutting most of soft ingredients. The blade is made out of Yasuki Ao II ko(Blue II steel) which is very suitable for Japanese chef knives. It is very hard steel and retaining the sharp edge longer. Ao II Ko Steel is added chrome and tungsten to Shiro II Ko steel. It makes it occur endurance on the steel.