Muneishi kurouchi aogami gyuto 180mm EN


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Muneishi kurouchi aogami aogami 180mm is the Japanese version of a chef’s knife. The size of this blade makes it extremely practical to use both at home and in a professional environment.

History and curiosity

Muneishi-hamono was founded in 1955, Mr. Hirotaka Muneishi, the second generation blacksmith, makes forest knives such as axes and machetes, and Mr. Kosuke Muneishi, the third generation blacksmith, forges kitchen knives. Kosuke Muneishi does all the steps himself: quenching, forging, hammering and cutting the knives.

This blade was therefore made with an Aogami #2 steel core, a steel with a hardness of approximately 62-63 HRC. The core has a stainless steel coating with a kurouchi finish to make it easier to maintain this blade.

The handle

The handle was made with a stabilized and dyed bkackash burl, spacers in maple, resin and copper.

Technical sheet

Brand: Muneishi

blacksmith: Kosuke Muneishi

steel: aogami #2 with stainless coating

finish: kurouchi (raw forging)

hardness: 62-63 HRC

blade length: 18.3cm

blade height: 4.73cm

thickness at heel: 3 mm

thickness at tip: 0.7 mm

weight: 155 g

Additional information

Weight 0.3 kg


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