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These knives are made of Aogami 2 Yasuki Steel, a type of steel that is widely used in the Japanese knife industry. It is considered to be one of the best quality steels available and the edge of the blade lasts longer than most knives, with it also being incredibly easy to use. When used in a normal household, you can expect the knife’s edge to last about a year. That is how little sharpening it needs to keep its cutting ability for a long time!

A long lasting edge

A Rustic Rough Knife from Japan - Black Wave Knife

Two new models of the Black Wave Knife using Aogami 2 Yasuki Steel come to Kickstarter! Durable and sturdy, these knives were fishermen's best friends! Their pleasant, rustic design, with a black, unpolished face is particularly loved in Japan!

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The charm of the unpolished black finish

The charm of the handmade Kurouchi blade is that the face of the blade is left rough and unpolished, with a black color that comes from the quenching process, and only the edge of the blade being polished. It is a blade with a rustic feel to it that let's you see where the knife had been hammered as it was forged. This style of knife is particularly loved in Japan, as it is harder to rust than other types of knives as well as being durable!

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