The Harukaze White #2 Kurouchi santoku
is a great knife for home cooks and line chefs needing a compact blade that has all the attributes of a knife with a longer edge.
Harukaze means "windy spring" in Japanese. We like the name and image it conjures up! We have Harukaze knives made exclusively for CKTG by a well-regarded factory in Tosa, Japan. We specified a kurouchi finish to these knives for the added protection it affords, as well as the great rustic look that so many people love.
The inner core of White #2 is covered with a layer of soft iron that adds lightness and strength to the blade. It is quite a stout blade for a santoku and it's workhorse feel gives confidence and adds durability to the edge. These knives are so versatile they can cover almost all needs in the kitchen, from in-hand work to major prep sessions. They come with a lovely oval rosewood and black pakka handle which is perfect for right- and left-handed users. The blade guard is the best choice for this knife. Our santoku sayas don't fit well.
Region: Tosa, Japan
Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
Edge Steel: White #2
Grind: Double ground even (see choil photo)
Cladding: Soft Iron
Blade Finish: Kurouchi
Blade Type: Santoku
Edge Length: 173mm
Ferrule: Black Pakkawood
Handle: Rosewood Oval