Morado Santoku Kuro-uchi 165mm (6.5")
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Morado Santoku Kuro-uchi is a great hand-forged knife with a black Kuro-uchi protective patina and hammer dents. The blade design will suit anyone looking for a smaller, versatile knife for vegetables, fish and meat. It will excel at chopping vegetables on the cutting board. The choice of steel also makes it very easy to sharpen.
The centerpiece of this knife is Hitachi's Super Blue Steel (Aogami Super), which is the very top quality of traditional Japanese steels. The Kuro-uchi (black) patina on the upper part of the knife gives it a unique and rustic appearance. This Morado Santoku was heat-treated to around 63 HRC. It is a very hard steel, meaning that it will retain a super-fine sharpness for a long time. In addition, due to the high carbon content, the knife is very easy to sharpen. Among the high carbon steels, Aogami Super is also the least sensitive to rust. The outer layers are of softer, stainless steel, giving the knife extra rust protection.
The handle has a round, oval shape and is made of walnut wood with a maple ferrule.
|Steel type:||Aogami Super|
|Hardness (HRC scale):||63|
|Blade length:||165mm (6.5")|
|Spine thickness:||2.2mm (0.09")|
|Handle type / wood:||Japanese / Walnut|
Use & Care:
- Handwash in warm water and towel dry
- Use a sharpening stone (not a honing steel!) to sharpen your knife
- Do not cut frozen foods and meat bones
- Do not put the knife in a dishwasher
- Read our comprehensive guide on proper Maintenance of Kitchen Knives.
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