Anryu Aogami Super Hammered Kurouchi Santoku 165mm


Katsushige Anryu Knives


Anryu-San was Born in 1940 and is a 4th generation blacksmith from Echizen city, Japan. In 2021 Anryu-San has passed down Anryu Hamonno to his nephew Takumi Ikeda.

Ikeda-San is a talented young blacksmith learning from Master Katsushige Anryu since 2007. Ikeda has been forging the majority of Anryu knives for years.


The Anryu Aogami Super Hammered Kurouchi Santoku 165mm is Hand-Forged with Aogami Super and cladded in Soft Stainless steel. It’s important to note that a bit of extra care will be needed on the blade’s cutting edge. This is where the High Carbon steel is exposed. The rest of the blade face is stainless steel and super easy to maintain. Over time, the cutting edge will form a beautiful patina that will protect the blade from corrosion. Wash the blade properly after use and make sure to dry correctly. We always use a paper towel to dry our knives as it absorbs all the moisture from the edge.


Aogami Super is hard carbon steel known as one of the best steels for knife making. It holds a sharp edge for long periods, is relatively easy to sharpen and can be refined to incredible sharpness. The knife is paired with a Rosewood handle and buffalo horn ferrule.




Santoku Knife (三徳包丁 – pronounced: Santoku Bōchō) literally translated from Japanese means ‘Three Virtues’. Three Virtues refers to the three methods of using a knife namely slicing, dicing and chopping or the three types of fresh produce that is meat, fish and vegetables.

The Santoku’s multi-purpose and versatility nature leads it to be compared with a Western chef’s knife or the Gyuto. As the Three Virtues suggests it’s perfect for chopping, mincing and slicing the three main fresh produces. It excels easily through the fresh produce and creates thin slices of meat, seafood, cheese, fruits, and vegetables. The wide blade is handy for scooping food off the cutting board. The blade profile is well suited for up-and-down motion or using a tap-chop or a push-cut.

The Santoku thin blade is shorter than Western chef’s or Gyuto knives making it lighter, easier to handle and less strenuous for long periods of work. The flatter cutting edge is nearly straight from heel to tip. The Santoku is perfect for users with smaller hands and a bit more limited working space. The double-bevel, thin, sharp edge prioritises finesse instead of power.

Type: Western Style

Best for: Meat, Fish, Vegetables

Kitchen Samurai Ease of Use Rating: All-Rounder – Easy to use and applies to most food types


Care Instructions

  • Wash and dry the blade by hand immediately after use. Dishwashers are very bad for all knives.
  • Use a soft cloth to wash the blade. Avoid abrasive dish scrubbers and powders as these can damage the finish of your beautiful knife.
  • Do not cut through bones. You can certainly cut along/beside bones, but do not cut into bones. This can, at worst, chip the blade.
  • Never use this knife to cut frozen food.
  • Never twist or cleave the blade.
  • Always use a wooden or plastic cutting board. Never cut on bamboo, glass, marble, slate, a plate, china, marble, arborite or anything harder than steel.
  • Store knives in a way that the blades will not knock into each other.
  • Never transport knives unprotected.

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