Katsushige Anryu Tsuchime Gyuto 180mm
Katsushige Anryu is a fourth generation blacksmith from Takefu. He trained under his father Katsutoshi Anryu and has been making blades for over 50 years.
His Hammered or "tsuchime" line is forged from aogami (blue) #2 steel, wrapped in a stainless cladding. These knives sharpen very easily and have superb edge retention. I have found that these knives have very consistent grinds and great fit and finish. Fitted with a rosewood oval handle.