This knife hand forged by Mr Shigeki Tanaka. Mr Shigeki Tanaka is one of the youngest blacksmiths in Miki city, Gifu prefecture Japan. For over 100 years, Tanaka Knives has been operating as blacksmith. They started their business as a grass sickle maker. In 1994, they diversified into kitchen knives in 1994. Tanaka was trained by a traditional blacksmith in Takefu city, Fukui prefecture. Tanaka has created various knives with focus on his “Shigekisaku” brand. His knives are loved by all people domestically and internationally for its craftsmanship and daring designs. This knife is not only attractive looking, it is also designed for scoring ingredients. The KUROUCHI/ Black Forged Knife range brings with it a unique aesthetic. During the forging process, materials are exposed to searing heats creating a black , oxide film. This film is usually polished, resulting in the silver we have come to know. However this film provides a sought-after quality, it makes the carbon steel less susceptible to rust. This rough-look of the black steel gives a raw, edgy feel to the knife, which is beautifully finished with a smooth meandering border between the unpolished black steel and the polished, ultra-sharp edge. AOGAMI (Blue steel) is white steel mixed with chrome and tungsten. This mixture improves usability while the carbon helps it to stay hard and sharp.
Please note: Due to the thinness of the Aogami carbon steel blade extreme care must be
taken when using this knife.
* Please dry thoroughly to avoid rust!!
Edge Angle: Double-edged
Blade Length: 165mm
Total Length: 305mm
Blade Material: Blue Steel 2 / Aogami 2 Carbon Steel