Super Blue High Carbon Steel with a hardness at the Rockwell scale of 64-65 is regarded as to be the top of its class in high carbon steel metallurgy. It’s ranked above Blue Steel #1 and is second to none in hardness and edge retention. It’s sandwiched in between stainless steel in the traditional Warikomi style so as to add to its durability and ease of maintenance. 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 strange skill of the artisans. Our Yoshihiro Aogami Super Blue Steel knives are complimented with a traditional Japanese style handcrafted Premium Ebony Maintain with Sterling Silver ring and double bolster equipped with a protective wooden sheath known as a “Saya,” which protects the knife and adds to its appearance when not in use. The Gyuto knife is likely one of the most crucial of traditional Japanese knives and is a powerful component in the repertoire of many chefs.
Blade Size: 10.5″ (270mm)
Steel Type: Super Blue High Carbon Steel Stainless Clad Gyuto
Maintain Shape: Octagonal
Maintain Material: Ebony Maintain with Silver Ring
Stain Resistant: Yes (except for blade edge)