These knives are the perfect gateway into Japanese knives and make a perfect gift. They look great, have a familiar feel because of the western style handle and the performance of the steel will blow you away. The hammered surface will breaks up surface tension, allowing the knife to glide easily through the food as you slice and dice. Aogami Super is the king of knife steel - super easy to sharpen, gets a laser beam edge, cuts like silk and is very rugged for its hardness.It’s called SUPER for a reason. They are then clad in a softer stainless steel to help lower the possibility of rusting. Just brilliant. The handle is made from Pakka wood, a durable material made of wood that has been heat treated with resin. It looks like wood but is way more durable. The edge has been sharpened by hand with a Western style 50/50 bevel making it suitable for for most any kitchen task.
The kanji on the knife blade “春幸” means “Haruyuki”.