|正本 本霞 • 八層打玉青鋼|
The Masamoto Ao-ko Layered Hongasumi knives are crafted by uniting four layers of blue carbon steel #2 and soft iron steel. The beautiful pattern on the blades is crafted by a combination of special forge welding and hammering processes. The layers of blue steel create a longer edge retention and more chip-resistant blade than white carbon steel hongasumi knives.
- HRc: 62-63
- Bevel: Single Edged
- Steel Type: Blue Steel #2 (Moisture and acidity will cause discoloration or rust)