ARITSUGU Santoku Knife 210mm Damascus Blue II Steel Blade

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ARITSUGU Santoku Knife (Bunka Bocho) 8 1/4inch (210mm) Damascus Blue II Steel blade

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. This knife was 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.

Masamoto knives are used by Japanese professional chefs very well: however, Aritsugu knives are also the one of the knives brands used by Japanese professional chefs as well.

Blade Length; 8 1/4inch (210mm) Handle Length; 5 1/2 inch (140mm) Total Length; 14 inch (355mm) Knife weight is 7.3oz. The end part of the back width is 4mm(5/32h) wide.

HANDLE; Magnolia with Water Buffalo horn bolster. BLADE; So many layers of grain of wood patterns. Ao II Ko (Blue II Steel) Hagane blade Those layers are constructed by two different steels to pound and hold up so many times with skilled hard works.

This knife is called Santoku knife or Bunka Bocho which is used for mostly vegetables, but it can used for fish and meat without bones. 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 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 and give it anti-corrosive.