Harukaze VG1 Santoku offers good performing steel in terms of toughness and overall feel. Of course, this is a very easy steel to maintain in terms of corrosion and rust prevention since it's fully stainless.
Be prepared to be surprised by the outstanding out-of-the-box edge on this very well-made santoku
. It has a nice balance and light feel. It has an almost laser-like flat grind. The knife is a true laser with a spine measuring 2mm. The grind is thin behind the edge.
Our santoku sayas do not fit this knife because of the long machi. The blade guard is the way to go.
The overall fit and finish are of a high standard. It has a simple but very nicely executed walnut handle with maple ferrule in a comfortable oval shape.
Please note this knife has a nice, gapped machi on the handle install. Check the photos. It's not a mistake and it's called Tokyo style.
Construction: Laser Cut / Mono Steel
Steel: VG1 Stainless Steel
Weight: 4.5 ounces / 128g
Blade Length: 185mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 2 mm
Blade Height: 46.5 mm
Handle: Rosewood Oval