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New faces of Razor-sharp Shigeki Tanaka Aogami Blue No.2 Damascus Knife Series

The Shigeki Tanaka Aogami Damascus series feature beautiful Damascus-patterned blades with a core of Blue Paper (Aogami or Aoko) No.2 Steel, known as prime high carbon steel, specifically developed for tools and knives. Chef Knife (Gyuto) Petty Santoku This material has highest wear resistance and toughness because of special hardness (hardness of 63-64 HRC). Very …

Newly released INOX PRO all-stainless kitchen knives to keep good hygienic control in your dining

We’re pleased to introduce a newly released all Stainless Steel knife series by popular brand Sakai Takayuki, lighter for ladies / for long-time cooking and more clean to keep good hygienic control in your dining. The INOX PRO blade is made out of “INOX” AUS-8A Molybdenum Vanadium stainless steel – a popular Japanese stainless steel …

Blue Paper Steel (Aogami, Aoko) Knife Special Coverage updated

[updated] We’re pleased to announce that the special feature page of Blue Paper Steel (Aogami or Aoko) Knives has been updated with some attractive cool items. The Blue Paper Steel (“Aoko” or “Aogami” in Japanese) has high level stickiness and abrasion resistance thanks to chromium and tungsten, so it can keep you from worrying about chipping-off …

Richly All-made of famous Yasugi Aoko or Blue Paper No.2 Steel Blades in monosteel construction

We’re pleased to introduce an unique blade, all-made of famous Yasugi Aoko or Blue Paper (Aogami) No.2 Steel in monosteel construction. The Aoniko line is probably one of the best options out there, if you already have some experience with stainless Japanese kitchen knife, such as Misono UX10 or Sakai Takayuki Grand Chef, and wanted …

New faces of Sakai Takayuki Homura Taxus (Aogami 2 steel) with super-rare figure

We’re pleased to introduce some new faces of stylish Japanese Aogami (Blue paper) Steel series with super-rare figure made by Sakai Takayuki, one of the cool & popular manufacturer with a long 600-year history by skilled craftsmen in Sakai, Japan. Gyuto 210mm Petty Slicer(Sujihiki) Homura series are made by the skilled blacksmith Itsuo Doi. He is a …

Extra-Light-weight & Sophisticated Kitchen Knives attracting Ladies & Mothers

We’re pleased to introduce the extra-light-weight sophisticated kitchen knives to those who are looking for a best present for Mother’s day. The “Grand Chef” series are very easy to use for ladies and mothers from home cooking to professional cuisine because of being made of special stainless steel alloy which has very low impurities with highly …

Tatara-buki – the traditional Japanese process of Yasuki Hanage for knives & swords

Tatara-buki (or Tatara air blowing) is an ancient Japanese method for manufacturing iron. The tatara process has a history stretching back more than one thousand years, being a method for fabricating iron unique to Japan built up through the unceasing efforts of our ancestors. The word tatara itself seems originally to have meant fuigo, or …

All about Aogami (Blue Paper Steel), highly ranked material for kitchen knives

Introduction of Aogami, highly ranked material for Kitchen Knives We are going to share with you about “Blue Paper Steel”, the highly ranked material for cutlery steel known as “Aoko” or “Aogami” in Japanese. “Aogami” is an alloy steel made of Shirogami (or called “White Paper Steel”, a carbon steel with low content of impurities), mixed …

Byakko Sword Like Knives

The Byakko (White Tiger) blade is made to put soft kitchen knife iron on Yasuki’s traditional Nihonko or Hagane — Shiroko / White Paper No.1 Steel — which has been widely used for a very long time in Japan. The material makes extreme sharpness, very good edge holding and high working hardness. The”Byakko” derives from …

Mysterious History of Damascus Knives

Mysterious History in India “Damascus”, also known as “Wootz”, is the name of steel material with a wooden pattern and is thought to have originated from the Ancient India. It’s also perceived as one of the materials used to make a strong sword. As much of its manufacturing method haven’t been uncovered completely, it is …

Sakai Takayuki Honyaki Water Quench Aogami (Blue paper) Steel Knife Series

We’re pleased to introduce to you this Honyaki Water Quench Aogami (Blue paper) Steel Knife Series by Sakai Takayuki. The series made from famous Yasugi steel, known as prime high carbon steel, specifically developed for tools and knives. Its blade is made through Japanese Traditional Honyaki process, so the edge gets very hard and retains …

All about Aogami, highly ranked material for kitchen knives (4)

Aogami Super (Blue Paper Super) The hardness level of a blade of Aogami Super knives may go up to around 70 HRC at the moment when a blade is quenched, and then is to be set back to 65-68 HRC by tempering. Still it is harder than any other carbon steel and it simply means …

Sakai Takayuki Homura Taxus (Aogami 2 steel) with super-rare figure

We’re pleased to introduce stylish Japanese Aogami (Blue paper) Steel series with super-rare figure made by Sakai Takayuki, one of the cool & popular manufacturer with a long 600-year history by skilled craftsmen in Sakai, Japan. Kogetsu Gyuto Hien Kengata-Yanagiba(Sashimi) The “Hienn” special knife, recalling a Japanese sword feature, is made by the skilled blacksmith Itsuo Doi. …

Hienn, Japanese Stylish Sword-like Sashimi Knives

We’re pleased to introduce an extremely stylish Japanese Sword-like Aogami (Blue paper) Steel Yanagiba Knife made by Sakai Takayuki, one of the cool & popular manufacturer with a long 600-year history by skilled craftsmen in Sakai, Japan. The “Hienn” special knife, recalling a Japanese sword feature, is made by the skilled blacksmith Itsuo Doi. He is a …

Ginryu “Silver Dragon” Japanese Stylish High-Grade Stainless Knives

We’re pleased to introduce to you the Japanese Stylish Mirror-finished Stainless Knives, called “Silver Dragon” or “Gin-ryu” in Japanese. The Ginryu Premium (Silver Dragon) series is a durable razor-sharp knife made out of the highest quality Swedish stainless steel by Bohler-Uddeholm. This special stainless steel alloy has very low impurities, is highly rust resistant and offers …

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