The signature sheepsfoot profile and large radius edge curvature come as you would expect on the Tanaka Sekiso damascus 165mm santoku. This knife is a great all around chef knife, and is especially good for those intimidated by larger blades, or those who just donít have the kind of board space needed for a larger knife. This santoku has a core blade steel of Aogami #2 or blue paper #2, finished with a ductile iron cladding, making its blade fully reactive. The heat treatment applied brings the steel to a Rockwell Hardness of right around 60, which is hard enough to take and hold a sharp edge, but not so hard that the steel becomes overly brittle.
The ho wood handle is capped with a buffalo horn ferrule, and the kanji on the blade are hand chiseled with a very unique style. Thin and lightweight, this santoku is a good contender for a starring role in your dinner prep lineup.
4 out of 5 for sharpness out of the box. While it will slice through paper or anything else I can strop this knife and make it a razor. Great price for a great product.
By: Irvin Tepper
Just received this knife and it is very sharp out of the box. I think this knife is a great bargain and a pleasure to use. I give it 5 stars
CKTG is at heart a small business so the service is personal. They are one of the rare companies that actually dispatch the order the same day as receiving it and provide tracking information. It is great to deal with an individual by name and itís evident that they take pride and love in what they do.
Had a problem with one of the products and they went out of their way to resolve. I would highly recommend dealing with this company. Itís nice to find a company who cares and they will get me as a return customer.
Mark is great at answering questions for knife nuts of all levels. His service is second to none. Really appreciate the time he puts into every email as well as the free forum he hosts.
Great experience working with Chef Knives to Go. Quick delivery, and they are great about returning emails. I'm actually waiting on my second knife from them. I'm sure there will be more to come.
Loved the instructional videos on the website.
Great service and quick shipping. Best selection of Japanese knives around. I recommend this site to all of my fellow culinary professionals!
Top quality service. None better.
Always the best. Quick shipping, description matches what is delivered and the price, you can't beat them. I always come here to order anything I might need for the kitchen and I am never disappointed.
I ordered several Christmas presents from Chef Knives To Go. Everything arrived as promised and all who received gifts from there were happy with them.
As always, the shopping experience at Chef Knives to Go was excellent. Fast, free shipping, great website description of the product, and the confidence instilled in me because I know that if there are any problems the good people at Chef Knives to Go will help me work it out.
My go to company for kitchen gear. Awesome selection of knives and tools. Super fast shipping. Never had a problem and questions about all products are answered quickly. Great customer service.
Sign up to receive news, special discounts and more!