This beautiful Moritaka Yanagiba 270mm Aogami #2 comes from Moritaka Hamono, a traditional knife making company that has history of over 700 years. During years of experience they have developed unique skills and knowledge, which have been passed from generation to generation. Moritaka’s unique bladesmithing techniques allow to produce knives that will keep fine edges longer than any other knife on the market. The Moritaka family is primary dedicated to producing a large variety of kitchen knives but also edge tools for gardening, agriculture and forestry.
We are extremely happy to be able to offer two top lines of Moritaka Hamono knives: Aogami super and Aogami #2 with Rosewood handles.
Aogami Super Steel along with Aogami #2 are selected because of their extra durability and longer edge retention. The long-lasting handle is made out of seasoned rosewood. The important thing about Moritaka knives is fact that the carbon blade is forged to a stainless tang, which means that any moisture will not result in premature pitting or damage to the handle. This new design and patented solution ensures both longevity and hygiene of the knives.
Aogami Super Steel is the highest YSS (Yasugi Speciality Steel) that contains high percentages of carbon, chrome and tungsten to increase hardness, improving edge retention corrosion resistance with a RC Hardness of 64-65. Aogami Super Steel is prized for its ability to take a very steep, sharp edge.
Aogami #2 steel is made by adding chromium and tungsten to Shirogami (White steel, the purest of the carbon steels), which makes the material more durable and provides corrosion resistance and is mostly used for making high-grade kitchen knives and outdoor knives. Its HRC is approximately 60.
Both lines are made with 50/50 bevels on the edge.
Moritaka Moritaka Yanagiba 240mm Aogami #2 is one of the best choices when you are looking for yanagiba type of knife. You will be very pleased with its quality.
Please note, that each knife has slightly different appearance and size because the blade is hand-crafted and the handle is a natural wood.