Shoji Aogami #2 Stainless Kurouchi Wa-Gyuto Urushi Handle
Handle: octagonal handle with Urushi Nashiji nuri finish and scattered gold leaf
Saya: black Ishime nuri finish
The craftsmanship of Settsu no kuni Shoji in Kobe, Japan, dates back to 1892, and they consider balancing Japanese traditional craftsmanship with environmental preservation as their mission.
The blade undergoes a richly textured Kurouchi process, creating an oxidized surface to prevent corrosion. Beyond the resistance to rust, this adds an interesting and textured quality to this Gyuto.
At Shoji Workshop, they adhere to the original principles of full handcrafting, ensuring the blade's back is forged from thick to thin for optimal balance.
What's even more thoughtful is that this series employs three-layered steel, with stainless steel on the outside and a sharp, easy-to-sharpen Aogami #2 steel core.
Encasing the Aogami #2 steel within the core resolves the issue of rusting on the blade's surface, combining the sharpness of high-carbon steel with the rust resistance of stainless steel, making it an excellent kitchen tool!