Talented forge smith Master Yamamoto, of Takefu City, recently finished these traditional hammer forged Aogami Super Knives. The blade core is made from Japan’s premium high carbon steel, Hitachi Aogami Super ("Blue Paper Super Steel") (HRc. 64) and it has been sandwiched between two layers of soft, corrosion-resistant stainless steel. Because Aogami Super steel is somewhat corrosion-resistant, these knives should not require a lot of maintenance. However, please note that the exposed blade core can discolor or rust if it is exposed to acid, salt or water for a long time.
When we carefully inspect the Aogami Super blade, we see a vivid cladding layer line and, around the blade core, there appear to be beautiful clouds (Created by media blasting). Master Yamamoto decided to name this finishing style 雲海, or "Sea Clouds". We think this great name really captures the essence of these new Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan Aogami Super knives. At fist glance they have a simple appearance, but if you look closer, you will clearly sense the craftsman's passion for these knives.
Each knife is fitted with a comfortable, octagonal Chestnut Wood handle, which has a Black Pakkawood ferrule.
Now you can enjoy a knife that has not only has the looks of a classic Japanese traditional-style finish, but also an Aogami Super blade that will offer outstanding cutting performance and edge holding!
The Paring knife is useful for a variety of commonplace kitchen tasks, but it is primarily used for peeling and accurately shaping fruits and vegetables. Paring knives are particularly useful when cutting small items held in the hand, which makes them indispensable in the kitchen and an ideal companion for Gyuto knives.
Knife Model: Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan "Sea Clouds" Aogami Super Wa Series Wa Paring
Blade Material: Aogami Super with Stainless Steel Cladding
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 64
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Octagonal Chestnut Wood Handle with Black Pakkawood Ferrule
Saya Included: No.
Wa Paring 85mm (3.3")
This knife comes with 50/50 double bevel edge geometry for both right-handed and left-handed use.
Please Note: In general, Japanese Kitchen Knives are designed for right hand use and their blades have a relatively strong convex grind on the right-hand side and relatively weak convex grind (almost straight) on the left-hand side. However, double bevel edge knives with a 50/50 grind can be used by both right-handed and left-handed people without any problems.
We believe that Japanese knives have the best quality and cutting performance in the world, and we hope that you will enjoy the fine craftsmanship and sharp edge of your new knife. With proper care, your new Japanese knife will be your faithful cooking partner for many years to come.
The Carbon Steel blade core of this kitchen knife can discolor or rust easily. Consequently, extra care and attention are required to prevent it from rusting.
The Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan "Sea Clouds" Aogami Super Series FASC-1 Wa Paring 85mm (3.3 Inch) we received met all of our expectations for its fit and function. Where it excelled the most was in the look-and-feel of the knife and in the overall quality of workmanship. It is definitely something special.
I treated myself to this paring knife as a birthday present. It is beautiful and will eventually achieve the sharpness I expect. I have several JCK and cherish them all. Some arrive super sharp others not quite, but they all go on to be excellent. Koki is delight to work with and I will be back for more.
Good build, easy to handle. Feels great in the hand.