Karaku Aogami Gyutou 210mm (8.2")

Chef's Knife

Karaku Aogami #1

Karaku knives are forged in Tosa region of Shikoku by blacksmith Michikuni Tokaji, from Aogami #1, a highly regarded blue steel known for its ability to get incredibly sharp and hold an edge.  The dark, traditional kuroichi finish offers protection from discoloration. Handles are made from magnolia (ho) wood and turned in a D shape.  Overall, a great value and ideal starter knife for cooks interested in traditional carbon steel blades and Japanese style handles.

* Due to the unique blade shape of Karaku knives, our standard wooden sheaths (sayas) do not fit these knives.


Handle material Magnolia (Ho) Wood
Blade length 210mm (8.2")
Thickness at spine 2 mm
Thickness at tip 0.8 mm
Hardness (Rockwell scale) 59
Bevel / Edge
Double (50/50)

Use & Care

  • Handwash in warm water and towel dry
  • Do not cut frozen foods
  • Use a sharpening stone, not a honing steel, to re-sharpen your Japanese chef knives
  • Carbon steel is not stain resistant. Wipe completely dry after use.

Works Well With