Made in Japan.
This high-grade knife is made of blue-2 steel from Yasuki, the highest-grade of Japanese steel which maintains a keen edge for a very long time.
Sakai Takayuki Aonikou Blue-2 Carbon Steel Utility/Petty Knife, 150mm (5.9″) A perfect companion to a chef’s knife or santoku. A petty knife is what the Japanese call our “utility” or “paring” knives.
Sakai Takayuki has been producing traditional hand forged and hybrid knives for 70 years and is one of the most well-known and respected Japanese knife makers.
Sakai, Japan was the home of traditional sword forging and craftsmanship for 600 years and the craftsmen at Sakai Takayuki employ these same forging techniques to produce knives of incredible quality and sharpness.
- Blade Steel Type: High Carbon Steel [Aoko or Blue Paper (Aogami) 2 steel] in monosteel construction
- Blade Edge: Double-Edged (60/40 balanced, a little better for right-handed than for left-handed persons)
- Handle Material: Mahogany woods
- Approximate Weight: 82g
- Made in Japan