View Full Version : Yasuki Aoko blue steel new?

06-28-2012, 05:07 AM
I was looking at some Yoshihiro knives, and came across Yasuki Aoko as the steel. I went looking on zknives and found nothing. Is this something new or just a rename.

Inquiring mind here is wondering.

06-28-2012, 05:11 AM
Most likely aoniko or blue #2. Yasuki is the town name of Hitachi steel plant: See Alex blog's about blade show in Yasuki (http://thejapanblade.com/blog/2012/05/22/blade-show-in-yasugi/).

06-28-2012, 05:16 AM
lol ty. On zknives it comes up as aoniko, aoko 2. And a few others blue 2 is also there too. Again ty.

06-28-2012, 05:36 AM
aoko just means blue steel, I think. But there are blue #1 aoichiko and blue #2 aoniko. blue #1 is a bit more rarely used in a production, that's why blue #2 guessing.