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Kiyotsuna Josaku Santoku 165mm
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Kiyotsuna Josaku Santoku 165mm

Item #: HA-JSA165

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(4 out of 5 based on 1 reviews)

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Our Price: $79.95
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Kiyotsuna Josaku constructs this line of knives from a core of AUS-8A stainless steel. It is manufactured by the Aichi Steel Corporation in Japan. AUS-8A is comparable to 440B with a carbon content close to 0.75%, but has added vanadium to give the steel more hardness. AUS-8A steel is very easy to sharpen to a razor edge and will withstand rust very well. The steel is hardened to 58-59 HRC and has an outer stainless layer to add further strength and protection.

Santoku means three virtues in Japanese and the description refers to the three main cutting tasks which the knife performs so well: slicing, dicing, and mincing.

The Kiyotsuna Josaku 165mm santoku features good fit and finish and a nice grind. The blade is thick at the spine, tapering nicely to a very fine and effective point. It comes with a simple wood D-shaped handle with a plastic ferrule. This is a great introduction to Japanese knives in general and santokus in particular, all at a very friendly price.

  • Weight: 5.0 ounces
  • Blade Length: 165 mm (6.5")
  • Overall Length: 300 mm (11.75")
  • Thickness at Heel: 3.8 mm
  • Blade Height: 46.3 mm

  • Customer Reviews

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    4  Great for the price, November 10, 2016
    Posted By: Parker

    I wanted to get a Santoku as a gift, for someone with somewhat small hands, for under $100. After looking at all of the 165mm's i settled on this and I can't say I'm disappointed. The fit and finish is actually surprising. No rough edges anywhere on the steel, the only F&F critique I have is a small step down between the wood and the ferrule. Not a big deal and could be sanded down.
    The "D" handle surprised me since I've never had a knife with it, not a bad thing just something to be aware of. The only reason I gave this knife 4 stars instead of 5 (for the price) was the out of box sharpness. It was actually dull. I spent about 15 minutes on my stones and got it pretty sharp.

    All in all, really nice knife, it's pretty, simple, feels great in your hand. Just make sure you have a sharpening setup if you want it sharp.


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