Ohishi Blue #1 Kurouchi Santoku 165mm Rosewood Handle
A line under the company Akifusa, Ohishi refers to the name of a small village near Mount Fuji where their knives are made. Coincidentally, Ohishi sounds very similar to “Oishi!” - a phrase people in Japan say to show their appreciation for a delicious meal. Carrying both Japanese and Western handled knives, Ohishi’s goal is to help people everywhere create “Oishi meals using Ohishi knives.”
The Ohishi Blue #1 Kurouchi line is a perfect blade to get a taste of full carbon steel, and learn all of its characteristics / maintenance at an entry price point.
Santoku is an all-purpose blade that is incredibly useful for tight spaces and it is the one that most home cooks should purchase first. Even folks who use paring knives for everything can quickly get used to this blade since it brings so much utility in a compact size.
Brand: Ohishi 大石
Steel Type: Carbon Steel
Steel: Blue (Aogami) #1, Soft Iron Clad
Handle: Rosewood & Pakka Ferrule Right Handed D-Shape
Total Length: 310mm
Edge Length: 170mm
Handle to Tip Length: 182mm
Blade Height: 45.3mm
Handle Length: 128mm
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous