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According to Japanese tradition, the knife was wrapped in white or blue paper. This indicated the class of goods.
Aogami - high quality, from such steel blacksmiths forged the combat blades.
Shirogami - ordinary, inexpensive steel, with excellent cutting properties.
Nowadays, this is more of a tribute to history, and Shirogami knives do a great job with all kitchen tasks, and Aogami is more of a gift option, with more value.
Choosing a lower price tag seems obvious justified, but sometimes it is necessary to get the maximum and cost is not key factor.
Most aggressive cut, in blades with a high carbon content, such as Shirogami & Aogami.
Both are very reactive, that is prone to rust. This is a significant defining moment for an informed purchase.
It's important to remember that the katana was also made of highly reactive carbon steel the Tamahagane.
When a sword of value was taken from scabbard, those present in the room held their breath so that it would rust less and before sheathing it, a corrosion-preventing treatment was carried out.
The situation is same today, high-carbon knives still exposed pitting, but cut superiorly more than stainless steel.