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Takeshi Saji Aogami Super Custom Series Santoku 180mm (7 inch, Ironwood Handle)

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The “Aogami Super Black Forged Knife” has a blade core of Aogami Super that is sandwiched between two layers of corrosion-resistant soft stainless steel. The laminated blade is decorated with a Tsuchime (“Hammered pattern”) texture and a traditional Japanese Kurouchi (“Literally, “Black-forged”) finish that ads a touch of rustic style. This knife is available with Ironwood’ handle scales that have a rich warm color and dramatic figuring.

The handle is carefully contoured by hand to ensure that it can be gripped comfortably and are fitted with a stainless steel bolster for improved durability and blade balance.

The tall blade and rounded nose / tip of the Santoku make it a versatile knife that is well suited to cutting meat, fish, or vegetables; Hence it’s name, which literally means “Three-purpose”. The Santoku is often recommended as a multi-purpose kitchen knife.

Knife Model: Takeshi Saji Aogami Super Kuriuchi Series Santoku

Blade Material: Aogami Super Clad

Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 63 to 64

Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50

Handle Material: Ironwood Handle with Stainless Steel Bolster

Saya Included: No.


Santoku 180mm (7")
Cutting edge length: 180mm
Total Length: 315mm
Blade Thickness: 2.6mm
Blade Width: 49mm
Handle Length: 118mm
Total Weight: 217g



This knife comes with 50/50 double bevel edge geometry for both right and left handed use.

For your information, Japanese Kitchen knives are generally designed for right hand use with a slightly thicker and rounded grinding on the right side blade and a less rounded (almost straight flat) grinding on the left side blade. However, both right and left hander can use the knives that have double bevel edge sharpened  50/50 without problems.  

We believe the quality and cutting performance of Japanese knives are the best in the world, and hope you enjoy fine craftsmanship and sharp edge with your new knife. With proper cares, every Japanese knife should be your special cooking partner for long times.


This is the Carbon steel blade kitchen knife that can get rust and discolor easily, and requires extra care and attention to prevent rust.

  • Please do not put the knife in the dishwasher machine for cleaning.
  • Please do not leave the knife in water or wet condition for long time.
  • After using, please hand wash the blade, bolster and handle thoroughly, and wipe it clean and dry with soft clothes. Please apply Tsubaki oil on the blade and keep it in dry place.
  • This is an extremely sharp knife. Please use special cares in using and storing it.
  • Unlike German made knives, Japanese knife blades are ground to thin cutting edge for sharper cutting and easier re-sharpening. Please protect the edge from hitting hard materials to avoid chipping or cracking.
  • Please do not use it to cut bone or frozen foods, any hard shell foods such as lobster and crab.
  • We recommend using Japanese whetstones to re-sharpen the knife, when it gets dull.
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    Charles E.
    Philippines Philippines
    I recommend this product

    excellent knife

    the knife has very good balance. it has some weight to it but it makes it feel very stable when using it.

    JapaneseChefsKnife.Com Takeshi Saji Aogami Super Custom Series Santoku 180mm (7 inch, Ironwood Handle) Review
    James B.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Great knife!

    This knife was recommended by my son Jeff Brinkman who has bought knives from you previously. The one I bought is awesome and so glad I made this purchase. The experience with your company was so easy and I received my knife earlier then I thought I would.

    JapaneseChefsKnife.Com Takeshi Saji Aogami Super Custom Series Santoku 180mm (7 inch, Ironwood Handle) Review
    Florin G.
    France France
    I recommend this product

    Elegant rusticity

    I really enjoy this knive. The craftsmanship is of a high quality, paying nice attention to the details. It is well-balanced and feels great while holding it. The handle is somewhat thin with a nice polish and I enjoy the seamless transition from wood to metal. I also enjoy the rustic tsuchime and the warm ironwood color. It has an overall elegant look. Simple and subtle. This knive is a great teacher!

    JapaneseChefsKnife.Com Takeshi Saji Aogami Super Custom Series Santoku 180mm (7 inch, Ironwood Handle) Review
    DAVID P.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Takeshi Saji Aogami Super Custom Series Santoku 180mm (7 inch, Ironwood Handle)

    This is now my “go to” knife. Unless I need a smaller blade or my Saji chefs knife, this santoku is the one. Versatile. Holds it edge for a superfine cut. Beautiful balance and hand fit. I am in awe at the craftsmanship in this blade. Thank you Master Saji

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