Yoshihiro Mizu Yaki Aogami Super Blue High Carbon Steel Kurouchi Petty 6” D-Shaped Shitan Handle

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日本製 Made in Japan
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Super Blue High Carbon Steel with a hardness on the Rockwell scale of 64-65 is considered to be the top of its class in high carbon steel metallurgy.

Description

  • Super Blue Steel Mizu Yaki Petty Knife
  • Handmade D-Shaped Rosewood Handle
  • Versatile and Utility
  • Superior edge retention and durability
  • Handcrafted in Japan
  • Our handmade Yoshihiro Mizu Yaki Aogami Super Blue High Carbon Steel Kurouchi Petty Utility knife are unparalleled in their performance. Mizu Yaki is a meticulous process of pure water quenching that draws out the hardness of refined steel while infusing it with enough resiliency to perform consistently in the most exacting of conditions. Exemplifying the most intricate techniques of forging, layering, and hammering, Kurouchi translates as Black Forged and is a traditional Japanese method of crafting high carbon knife. This unique style of forging offers an unpolished rustic finish.
    Super Blue High Carbon Steel with a hardness on the Rockwell scale of 64-65 is considered to be the top of its class in high carbon steel metallurgy. It is ranked above Blue Steel #1. It is sandwiched in between carbon steel in the traditional Warikomi style to add to its durability and ease sharpening. It takes a very high degree of skill to create knives of such exceptional performance and exquisite beauty with a steel of this caliber and is a testament to the extraordinary skill of the artisans. Our Yoshihiro Kurouchi Petty Knife is forged with particular care to create a medium sized sturdy blade that can maneuver through both small and big jobs with finesse. A razor sharp Petty knife can intricately carve and style vegetables and fruits for beautiful presentations and garnishes, performing just as well for bigger jobs such as preparing meals. Even the simplest of tasks are elevated with a handcrafted knife that is as beautiful as it is functional.

    *This Kurouchi petty knife does not fit with our Saya(Wooden Sheath)


    Care & Sharpening:

    Traditional Japanese knife making values a sharp edge, which requires attention and care. Sharpening and honing should be done with only water whetstones. Hand wash and dry only, and do so immediately if working with acidic ingredients. Do not use on objects such as bones, nutshells, and frozen foods.

    Additional information

    Knife Size

    6" (150mm)

    Grade

    Black Forged (Kurouchi)

    Knife Style

    Petty

    Bolster Material

    Shitan (Rosewood)

    Handle Shape

    D-shape

    Handle Material

    Rosewood

    Blade Material

    Super Blue High Carbon Steel

    Edge Angle

    Double Edged

    HRC

    64-65

    Stain Resistant

    No

    Saya Cover

    1. No Saya, 2. Lacquered Nuri Saya

    1 review for Yoshihiro Mizu Yaki Aogami Super Blue High Carbon Steel Kurouchi Petty 6” D-Shaped Shitan Handle

    1. Rated 5 out of 5

      Gary Henderson (verified owner)

      I purchased this knife almost as an afterthought. Am I ever glad I did. How much do I love this knife? Let me list some of the reasons.
      1. It is very lightweight, and perfectly balanced.
      2. The steel is very hard (64-65 Rockwell).
      3. It is scary-sharp right out of the box.
      4. It is double edged, so it can be used by both right handed and left handed people.
      5. It will hold an edge for a long period of time.
      6. It is versatile. I can chop, mince, dice, peel, and make decorative garnishes with this blade.
      7. This knife can bone a chicken, butterfly a thick cut of meat, or remove fillets from a small fish with the precision of a surgeon’s scalpel.
      8. I can also make paper-thin, translucent cuts of cucumber and fish with this blade.
      9. I can get away with using it as a paring knife, to peel a potato, apple, or lemon. It’s a little big for that, but light enough that it works surprisingly well.
      10. It is not scary to my wife. (I have other kitchen knives that are much larger and heavier that intimidate her.) She is very comfortable using this one.

      Now, the other things you need to know about this blade:
      1. It is NOT stainless steel. It is black forged, super blue steel. You need to treat this knife with respect. Not just respect for what it can do, or its sharpness, but for the care it requires.
      That means you wash it by hand, with warm, soapy water IMMEDIATELY after use. And then you towel dry it IMMEDIATELY after washing it.
      Then, you apply a few drops of food-grade oil to the blade, right to the edge. This will prevent oxidation (also known as rust). That’s it…nothing more
      than washing and drying the knife immediately after use, and oiling the blade.
      2. It does not come with a saya. Yoshihiro will custom cut one for you for an additional $24.99 Spend the money. It is cheap protection for a superior blade.
      3. You will need a set of good quality Japanese water stones to sharpen this knife. I recommend a 1000 and a 6000 grit. This is really all you need to care for it.
      4. And finally…prepare to be amazed. This knife is easily worth twice what Yoshihiro charges for it. Treat it well, and your grandchildren will enjoy using it as much as you and your children have.

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