Katsushige Anryu


Anryu Aogami 2/STsuchime Santoku 165mm

Knife Shape Santoku
Blade Length 165mm
Steel Type #2 Aogami (Blue Carbon) with Stainless Steel cladding
Rockwell Hardness 61:63
Handle Wa (Japanese) Handle, Oval Rosewood with black Pakka collar
Blacksmith/Maker Katsushige Anryu

About Katsushige Anryu: “Iron is alive,” he says. “It can live and it can die, depending on the blacksmith.” Anryu san’s 6+ decade career has given him an incredible understanding of steel, and make shim one of the most prolific blacksmiths in his region. He is rightfully proud of being one of the founders of Takefu Knife Village.
Anryu san sticks to tradition when it works to his benefit, but is not afraid to introduce new techniques and steels if they can improve his knives. Despite being born in 1940, Anryu san continues to work hard, innovate, and pass his skills along to young blacksmiths.

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