Anryu Aogami Santoku knife with a 170mm blade.
The Anryu Aogami range is made out of an Aogami 2 (blue paper steel) carbon steel core clad in stainless steel. Aogami #2 is well known for durability and can be used at a sharp angle. The stainless steel protects the core from tarnishing but the cutting edge still needs a bit of maintenance but that is worth doing as you get an exceptional knife for a very reasonable price. The hammer finish of the blade doesn’t look as even as most machine stamped blades and each knife is quite unique. The oval rosewood handle provides a good grip and a fantastic look.
Mr Anryu is slowly retiring and Mr Ikeda is now doing the knives under the Anryu brand.
- weight: 160gr
- blade length: 171mm
- total length: 314mm
- hrc: 62