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Takayuki Iwai aogami#2 damascus gyuto 240mm

Takayuki Iwai aogami#2 damascus gyuto 240mm

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The Takayuki Iwai Aogami #2 damascus gyuto 240mm is a Japanese chef's knife from the "Fumon" series, forged by Takayuki Iwai. It features a core of Aogami #2 steel, a well-balanced steel, known for its sharpness, good edge retention, and ease of sharpening. The blade's damascus finish adds a unique pattern, enhancing its visual appeal. The knife's excellent fit and finish make it comfortable for use over extended periods. This gyuto is suitable for both professional chefs and home cooks, offering quality and functionality for various kitchen tasks. 

❖ Master blacksmith Takayuki Iwai from Echizen was recognized as a Dentoukougeishi (Traditional Craftsman) by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry in 1994. His legacy continued with his son, Takeshi Iwai, who achieved the same honor in 2006 — a significant milestone as the first instance in this field of two generations from the same family receiving such an esteemed recognition. The Iwai family's commitment to traditional handcrafting, as opposed to mass production, has been one of the many contributions to preserving and enriching the storied 700-year history of Echizen Uchi Hamono.


Blacksmith: Takayuki Iwai
Origin: Echizen, Japan
Series: Fumon
Core steel: aogami#2 /blue#2
Steel type: carbon
Cladding: iron clad | damascus

Overall length: 406mm
Blade length (heel to tip): 244mm
Blade height at the heel: 54.6mm
Spine thickness
at the handle: 4.9mm
at the heel: 4.1mm
midway: 1.9mm
1cm from the tip: 0.8mm
Weight: 214g

Edge/bevel: 50:50
Handle: octagonal rosewood
Hand orientation: ambidextrous
Saya/ sheath: Not included


Note:
a. For the care and maintenance of Japanese knives, such as the Takayuki Iwai aogami#2 damascus gyuto 240mm please refer to our care guide below.
b. Please be aware that slight measurement variations are typical in handcrafted Japanese kitchen knives.
c. Similarly, it's common for these handcrafted knives to have minor cosmetic variations, such as light surface marks or fine scuffs.

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Care Guide
  • Use a whetstone to maintain sharpness. Avoid electric sharpeners and pull-through sharpeners, as they are not suitable for Japanese kitchen knives. Honing rods, typically used for western-style knives, may potentially damage the edge.
  • Choose a wooden or rubber cutting board instead of bamboo or poly boards to preserve the knife's edge.
  • Keep the knife clean and dry, especially if it is made of carbon steel. Carbon knives are prone to rusting.
  • Avoid using the knife to cut through bones or frozen foods. It's best to use a separate knife specifically designed for these tasks.
  • When cutting, use a smooth and fluid motion, avoid twisting or torquing the blade. This technique helps maintain control and minimizes the risk of damage.
  • Never put Japanese kitchen knives in the dishwasher. Instead, hand wash them with mild soap, ensuring thorough cleaning, and then dry them completely before storing.
Shipping, Tax, Tracking

1. How long does shipping take?
We ship from Tokyo, Japan to different countries via DHL or EMS. Please find the estimated shipping times below:

US, Canada, Australia, Europe: 3-5 days
Middle East: 5-10 days
Asia: 2-5 days

For the Philippines:
Manila and nearby cities: 2-5 days
rest of Luzon: 5-7 days
Visayas/Mindanao: 10-12 days

Please note that actual delivery times may vary due to factors beyond our control.

2. Are taxes included in the price?
Please note that taxes are not included in the prices listed on our website. If you would like your order to be sent as a "gift" or if you have other requests, please let us know.

(Note: For customers in the Philippines, there are no import taxes regardless of the order value. You will only pay 112 PHP for the Presentation to Customs Charge (PTCC) fee.)

3. How can I track my order?
Once shipped, we'll send a tracking link via email.

4. Is it door-to-door delivery?
Yes, DHL and EMS provide convenient door-to-door delivery.

Return Policy
  • You can return products within 14 days of receiving them.
  • To be eligible for return, the product must be unused, in the same condition as when you received it, and in the original packaging.
  • You must provide a proof of purchase to complete your return.
  • Buyers are responsible for the cost of returning products.
  • Contact us at info@zahocho.com to arrange a return.

Please note:

  • Knives damaged due to misuse, improper care, poor technique, mistakes in use or sharpening, or any other type of damage resulting from user error are not eligible for return, exchange, or refund.

Refunds

  • We will notify you by email once we receive and inspect your returned item.
  • If approved, a credit will be applied to your original method of payment within a certain amount of days.
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