AUS8 Steel

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This "OLD SCHOOL" Nakiri knife was made by Ichimonji Kichikuni of Sakai Genkichi brand from Sakai city in Osaka Prefecture in Japan. 180mm long blades are hand-forged in Japanese traditional method "Warikomi" (Inserted hard steel between softer steel) using Aichi Steel company stainless steel AUS8 as a core. Japanese-style knife handle made from Magnolia Wood with unique Japanese Negoro-Nuri Urushi finished.
133 USD 106 USD


This "OLD SCHOOL" Santoku knife was made by Sakai Genkichi from Sakai city in Osaka Prefecture in Japan. 180mm long blades are hand-forged in Japanese traditional method "Warikomi" (Inserted hard steel between softer steel) using Aichi Steel company stainless steel AUS8 as a core. Japanese-style knife handle made from Magnolia Wood with unique Japanese Akebono-Nuri Urushi finished.
125 USD 100 USD
This "OLD SCHOOL" Nakiri knife was made by Ichimonji Kichikuni of Sakai Genkichi brand from Sakai city in Osaka Prefecture in Japan. 180mm long blades are hand-forged in Japanese traditional method "Warikomi" (Inserted hard steel between softer steel) using Aichi Steel company stainless steel AUS8 as a core. Japanese-style knife handle made from Magnolia Wood with unique Japanese Akebono-Nuri Urushi finished.
133 USD 106 USD
This "OLD SCHOOL" Santoku knife was made by Sakai Genkichi from Sakai city in Osaka Prefecture in Japan. 180mm long blades are hand-forged in Japanese traditional method "Warikomi" (Inserted hard steel between softer steel) using Aichi Steel company stainless steel AUS8 as a core. Japanese-style knife handle made from Magnolia Wood with unique Japanese Negoro-Nuri Urushi finished.
125 USD 100 USD
This Sakai Takayuki Petty knife was made by the world-famous Aoki Hamono Seisakusho Company from Sakai city in Osaka Prefecture in Japan. 150mm long blade is made from highest-grade AUS8 stainless steel from from Aichi Techno Metal Fukaumi Company. The Magnolia wood (with Buffalo horn) handle made in Japanese-Style with a Hexagonal shape.
94 USD 80 USD
This Sakai Takayuki Sujihiki knife ( Japanese Slicer) was made by the world-famous Aoki Hamono Seisakusho Company from Sakai city in Osaka Prefecture in Japan. 240mm long blade is made from highest-grade AUS8 stainless steel from from Aichi Techno Metal Fukaumi Company. The Magnolia wood (with Buffalo horn) handle made in Japanese-Style with a Hexagonal shape.
128 USD 109 USD
This Sakai Takayuki Gyuto knife was made by the world-famous Aoki Hamono Seisakusho Company from Sakai city in Osaka Prefecture in Japan. 240mm long blade is made from highest-grade AUS8 stainless steel from from Aichi Techno Metal Fukaumi Company. The Magnolia wood (with Buffalo horn) handle made in Japanese-Style with a Hexagonal shape.
137 USD 117 USD
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Since its introduction, AUS 8 steel, created and positioned as a competitor and qualitative replacement for blade steel 440C. Unlike 440С predecessor, AUS 8 steel has less carbon but contains more molybdenum; Besides AUS 8 has vanadium (to provide more hardness). This composition provides very good resistance to corrosion and an optimal hardness-elasticity ratio. Nonetheless, with rare use, a knife made from AUS 8 steel still prone to pitting in a humid environment (In daily use does not require any special maintenance)
AUS 8 stainless steel keeps cutting edge quite well for steels of its level, it also has good wear-resistant characteristics and with good resistance to accidental impacts. Well processed, easy for sharpening.  In simple words AUS 8 the biggest bang for the buck.
Composition of AUS 8 stainless steel: Carbon 0.7-0.75%; Chromium 13-14.5%; Vanadium 0.1-0.26%; Molybdenum - 0.1-0.3%; Nickel - 0.5%; Manganese - 0.5%; Sulfur - 0.03%;
Analogues: X70CrMo15 (Germany), 440B (USA), 8Cr15MoV (China).
The usual hardness of AUS 8 stainless steel is around 58-59HRC.
For the better performance cryo-treatment is highly recommended (improves edge resistance and strength)
For sharpening AUS 8 steel (rough, medium, and finish grind) we recommend using a ceramic whetstone.

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