Akifusa Aogami Super Stainless Clad 240mm Wa-Gyuto with Macassar Ebony 'D' Shaped handle with pakka wood ferrule. 152 grams, 400mm approx. overall, 246mm cutting edge, 49mm height at heel.
Akifusa is the top shelf series of knives designed by Ikeda Inc, made by their knife making partners in some of the best workshops in Japan.
The Akifusa Aogami super knives have an excellent thin grind which makes for smooth cutting. The SRS-15 powder metal knives from Akifusa have been a long time favorite and these are definitely in line with that quality. To compare them, the Aogami super have a bit more feedback in their cutting feel than the SRS-15, as Aogami super has a toothier feel, while SRS-15 is more surgical and fine feeling.
We are very happy to have these available. Stainless cladding with aogami super is a fantastic combination, and on a nice thin hand ground blade, make for an excellent fine cutting work-horse.
Aogami super, or super blue steel, is a steel made by Hitachi that is formulated to retain long edge life. Aogami super knives hold their peak sharpness for a long time and cut aggressively as they dull. Where other steels become rounded as they dull, aogami super maintains an aggressive, micro-chipped edge, giving it one of the best cutting durations. These are suitable for busy professionals or home cooks.
Aogami super has a certain degree of rust resistance due to it’s chromium content. However, it should be mentioned that extra care is required, as the core is not stainless and should be dried immediately after use. It will develop a dark patina with usage, but any orange rust should be removed with a light abrasive.