- Type: Sword Knife / Hunting Knife
- Finishing: Black Finish (Kurouchi)
- Blade Length: 100 mm (3.9 in)
- Construction: Hon-Warikomi / Ironclad Blue (Aogami) #2
- Core Edge Steel: Aogami (Blue) #2
- HRC (Rockwell Hardness): 61-62
- Handle: Oakwood w/ Stainless Ferrule
- Bevel: Double-Bevel
- Place of Origin: Tosa, Japan
- Sheath: Wooden
Blue (Aogami) #2 (Hitachi Metals Ltd.) is made by adding Chromium and Tungsten / Wolfram to White Steel #2. This results in increased toughness and the production of hard carbide molecules, which improve edge retention. Many knife users have noted that while Blue Steel #2 is very similar to White Steel #2 in edge sharpness, it has slightly superior edge retention.
Black-finish is a state in which the surface that has been blackened by quenching is sharpened only with the blade, leaving the black side unintentionally on the sides ( Mine & Hira ) other than the blade.
There is no elegance like a polished finish, but it has a taste of bumps and ruggedness. It also has the advantage of less rust than a polished finish.
- After use, maintain it with a Whetstone or special oil for cutting tools, and store it in a dry place.
- Recommended keeping the sheath and blade separately.