- Type: Sabaki / filleting knife / middle tick blade
- Brand: Ishizuchi
- Construction: Hon-Warikomi
- Method: Hammer-forged
- Blade Length: 135 mm (5.3 in)
- Blade Height: 33 mm (1.2 in)
- Weight: about 100 g (3.5 oz)
- Spine Thickness: 4 mm/at heel
- Blade Type: Double-bevel
- Core Edge Steel: Blue (Aogami) #1 High Carbon Steel
- HRC (Rockwell Hardness): 64-65
- Finishing: Black finish (Kurouchi)
- Handle: Japanese walnut (Kurumi) with plywood ferrule
- Handle Type: Octagonal
- Place of Origin: Tosa, Japan
This knife is a hybrid between a Deba and Yanagi, combining their quirks for cutting fish. Its slim figure gives it a variety of uses, from filleting to sashimi. Also has a medium thickness (approx. 5mm) and easily slices off the head of medium-sized fish (up to 50 cm).
A fine choice for chefs, anglers, seafood lovers, or anyone looking for a multi-purpose knife that can easily fillet a fish. Not easily discarded once used, its double-bevel blade can be used by right and left-handed people.
Aogami-Super (Hitachi Metals Ltd.) is one of the most outstanding Japanese carbon steels. In addition to containing more Carbon, Chromium, and Tungsten than Blue Steel #1, it includes Molybdenum. It has excellent edge sharpness and edge retention but is also capable of attaining high hardness without being brittle. Consequently, many knife enthusiasts rate Aogami Super as one of the world's very best high carbon steels.