ARITSUGU Santoku Knife 180mm Damascus Blue II Steel Blade
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ARITSUGU Santoku Knife (Bunka Bocho) 7inch (180mm) Damascus Blue II Steel blade W/ Magnolia Handle and Magnolia Wooden Cover
400 year old family business creating the finest quality knives and cooking utensils. Since 1560, 18 generations of the Aritsugu family has continued to pass along the forging techniques preferred by the imperial family. It started with Japanese Samurai Sword maker, Master Aritsugu Fujiwara. The knife is acquired at Tokyo Aritsugu. Located on Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, where is well-known as world biggest fish market. Aritsugu provides hand crafted knives and cooking utensils to Top Japanese chefs for a long times.
Blade Length; 7inch (180mm) Handle Length; 5 1/4 inch (135mm) Total Length; 12 1/2 inch (318mm) Knife weight is 6.2oz. The end part of the back width is 4mm(1/8inch) wide.
HANDLE; Magnolia with Water Buffalo horn bolster. WOODEN COVER: Magnolia Wooden Cover with a pin BLADE; Many layers of grain of wood patterns by steel and soft iron. The blade edge is Ao II Ko (Blue II Steel) blade.
This knife is called Santoku knife or Bunka Bocho which is used for mostly vegetables and fish and meat without bones.
It is very hard steel and hold on the edge very well. Ao II Ko Steel is added chrome and tungsten to Shiro II Ko (white II steel). It makes it occur endurance on the steel.