Sharpness ★★★★★ (5/5)
Hardness/durability ★★★★★ (5/5)
Edge retention ★★★★★ (5/5)
Ease of sharpening ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Rust resistance ★★★☆☆ (3/5)
At Kaz’s Knife and Kitchenware, we take pride in sourcing and stocking Aogami knife products for a range of kitchen tasks. These knives are manufactured by Hitachi Metals, containing carbon 1.3% as well as tungsten 1.5% and chromium 0.4%. They also score 61-64 HRC on the Rockwell Hardness scale. A blue steel chef knife is known for its high sharpness and durability. Considered superior to white steel, blue steel contains few impurities as well as additional chrome and tungsten, making it highly resistant to wear and tear. With this mixture of materials, blue steel is an ideal material for Japanese cutlery products.
Aogami steel refers to human made white carbon steel that contains a percentage of chromium and tungsten for added toughness. This alloy steel boasts low impurities, making it a highly ranked and widely renowned material for cutlery that can be used for many different culinary tasks.
Many knife enthusiasts consider Aogami to be one of the best carbon steel alloys in the world. Knives made from this very hard steel boast high stickiness and abrasion resistance as well as fantastic edge sharpness and retention. In addition, Aogami has high hardness without being brittle.
If you’re searching for an Aogami blue steel knife, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for at Kaz’s Knife and Kitchenware. Our team is contactable by phone and email, or alternatively you can visit us in-store to have a chat in-person. We’re here to help you in any way we can with your kitchenware needs.