Spåre X OB Gyuto 220mm Modern Wrought Aogami Super Core


What is Modern Wrought? I hear you say. Well for all you whisky drinkers out there, it’s like a solera.

Jerarmie “Jezz” Heywood of Oblivion Blades has been producing Modern Wrought for several years now. He produces the cladding by sourcing premium steels from used car parts, which he stacks and forge welds together with nickel. At the core of the multilayered billet, Jezz always uses a premium steel to ensures top cutting performance, which in this case is Aogami Super.

What makes this a solera? With each batch of Modern Wrought remnants of the previous batch are forged in, increasing the layer count exponentially with each batch. Because of this fact Modern Wrought has become an almost living thing and with so many generations produced the cladding contains layers numbering in the millions!

We imported several bars of Modern Wrought earlier this year and passed them on to some of Europe’s finest knife makers. With this blade we are starting to see the fruits of those efforts and Fredrik Spåre has certainly done an incredible job with the steel. This might not be the first time you have heard of Modern Wrought, but we believe it will be the first time you have seen it like this.

A subtle design featuring a polished brute de forge finish around the spine and a highly polished and lightly etched finish on the bevel. The result feels classic in style and yet still contemporary. Paired with an octagonal Walnut handle with birchbark spacer and brass bolster the complete package is a high-performance stunner that is as unique as it is beautiful.

Like all Fredrik Spåre knives fit and finish is of the highest standard. The knife features a classic santoku tip gyuto profile and a high-performance convex grind that is sure to be a pleasure on the cutting board. This is one of a handful of blades we have produced from this limited batch of steel. Sure to bring pleasure to whomever ends up owning it.

Product Specification

Blade Type: Gyuto

Edge Length: 215mm - 220mm

Spine Heel: 3.3mm

Spine Mid: 2.1mm

Spine Tip (20mm before): 1.45mm

Blade Height: 50.3mm

Weight: 172g

Cutting Edge Steel: Aogami Super

Stainless: No

HRC: 65

Blade Construction: 3 Layer (San Mai)

Blade Finish: Brute de Forge and Matte Polish

Grind: Convex

Handle Construction: Hidden Tang

Handle Materials: Walnut, Birchbark and Brass

Handedness: Ambidextrous

Saya Included: No

Shipping & Returns


We process orders 5 days a week (Monday - Friday) and ship from our shop in Berlin, Germany. We ship with FedEx, UPS and Deutsche Post.

We are happy to offer free international shipping on a variety of orders depending on location and order value. You can check to see where things sit for you here.


At Modern Cooking we want our customers to be inspired and delighted by the products they purchase through our shop.

However, we understand that you may need to return products occasionally. If you are not entirely happy, you can return your purchase in its original condition within 14 days for a refund. Please email if you wish to return any goods.

In the unlikely event that you receive faulty goods or your order is damaged in transit, please contact us for instructions on how to return the goods as in this case we will meet the cost of return postage, though only if this is arranged through our authorised carriers. Any claim for refund or exchange resulting from faulty goods or goods damaged in transit must be raised within 5 business days.

All Modern Cooking logistics partners provide insurance in case of damage, but the coverage is only valid if we are notified within 5 business days. Please make sure to inspect your order immediately upon receipt to ensure that there is no damage.

Once we have the goods back, we will issue a full refund or send replacements where possible, as you prefer.

Product Care:

Cleaning: Clean by hand with warm water. Avoid wetting the handle when possible. 

Sharpening: We advise using whetstones to sharpen your knives and a honing rod or steel to maintain the burr between sharpening sessions. 

Reactive Steels: Reactive steels like Aogami Super, Apex Ultra or one of the many premium reactive German and Swedish steels are susceptible to rust if not properly cared for. In this case we advise that you keep the knife dry between uses and when storing the knife for longer periods wiping the knife blade with Tsubaki oil or another food safe oil is a wise choice. This will not stop a patina forming on the blade, but it will stop rust. A patina can be a beautiful personal feature on your knife and helps to stop rust forming. So, dry your knife regularly between uses, store in a dry place and apply some Tsubaki oil from time to time when storing for long periods. 

A reference guide to steel types

Handle Care: If you have a knife with a non-stabilised wooden handle, you can apply Tsubaki oil or another food safe oil to your handle from time to time. Food safe wax can be applied to both stabilised and no-stabilised wooden handles. Never apply hot wax or oil as you risk warping or damaging the handle.