Hitachi – Aogami – Blue Paper #1

Size: .25 x 2" Sold by the foot
Sale price$148.14 USD


How steel is shipped

Bars are shipped as 48" bars as long as they can be shipped with UPS.  72" bars are cut in half for shipping, 60" bars are cut to 36 +24 for shipping.  If shipped with Canada Post or another carrier, they will need to be cut half (24" for 48", 36" for 72", 36+24" for 60" bars)

If you want steel cut to 4", 6", 8" or 12" pieces, please purchase by the foot and put a note in the cart "Order Instructions" drop down box of the size you would like it cut. 

No instructions will result in the longest possible piece being shipped.  


Aogami, or Blue Paper #1, is an excellent steel famous for its use in Japanese cutlery for years. Also known as Ao-Ko or Ao-ichi-ko it is a high carbon bearing (1.3%-1.4% C) exceptionally clean steel (P <=.025% / S <=.004%) that will do well in many edged tool applications . Many Japanese smiths and makers utilize it in custom cutlery and knives of all types. Known for its fine edge holding, ease of use and ability to hit an HRC of 65 while being simple to maintain. Be sure to either patina finished work or instruct your customers to do so.

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