Ao-Zora Chef's Knife - Santoku - 180mm - 7-1/8 in.
Product Description for Ao-Zora Chef's Knife - Santoku - 180mm - 7-1/8 in.
Maker: Ohishi Ao-Zora (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 95837
Blade length: 7.10 in.
Total length: 11.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.85 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 6.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 10.0 oz.
Blade: Aogami Super (64 Hrc) core forged between SUS410 stainless steel
Bolster: Stainless steel
Handle: Black micarta
Description: The Ao-Zora Santoku is a beautiful, Asian-inspired chef's knife that many cooks today have added to their kitchen favorites. A knife of many talents, a santoku easily handles all the basic kitchen cutting tasks. In fact, many people even prefer it to a Western chef’s knife. Slightly shorter than the standard chef's knife, the Ao-Zora Santoku is very easy to maneuver -- even in a smaller kitchen. There's plenty belly curve to enable rocking cuts with lots of finger clearance over a cutting board, which just adds to the knife's versatility. We think you’ll find that this distinctive kitchen knife works beautifully and fits your hand like a glove. Many cooks swear by their santoku for easy food preparation and top performance.
Ao-Zora knives feature a premium Super Blue (aogami super) carbon steel core. This is surrounded by protective SUS410 stainless steel. There is probably no finer combination of durability and "sharpenability" than Aogami Super steel. The fine grain particulates in this steel allow a beautifully fine edge to be attained, which will then be extremely durable for a long time. The combination of a high performance carbon steel core and stainless sides also provides easier care. It is hardened to Hrc 64 for superior edge retention. This gives the blade an exceedingly tough, long lasting and chip resistant edge that is relatively easy to sharpen. While it is much easier to care for this knife than a full carbon steel knife, it still must be hand washed and dried to avoid rusting the core. We recommend using camellia oil to avoid rust.
The blade is exceptionally thin and cuts with virtually no resistance. A convex grind assists food release, minimizing suction when slicing more delicate, moist foods.
A stainless steel bolster separates the blade from the Western style handle. A triple riveted tang runs the full length of the handle for strength and longevity. The comfortable handle is made from Micarta. Micarta holds up exceptionally well to the rigorous demands of a home or commercial kitchen and does not shrink over time.
Ao-Zora knives by Ohishi are sure to be a favorite in your kitchen.
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days