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Kanehide PS60 Santoku 180mm
Kanehide PS60 Santoku 180mm Kanehide PS60 Santoku 180mmKanehide PS60 Santoku 180mmKanehide PS60 Santoku 180mm
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Kanehide PS60 Santoku 180mm

Item #: PS60-1290

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Our Price: $125.00
Kanehide PS60 Santoku 180mm.

Santokus are a very popular knife in both home and professional kitchens. Combining many attributes of a gyuto and western chef knife, their blade geometry incorporates the sheep's foot tip. A sheep's foot design essentially draws the spine ("backstrap") down to the front, with very little clearance above the horizontal cutting plane when the blade is resting naturally from heel to forward cutting edge.

This results in a knife that favors less of a rocking motion as compared to a gyuto or chef knife. "Santoku" translates to Three Virtues. This is a perfect descriptor of the the three cutting tasks which the knife performs well: slicing, dicing, and mincing.

Kanehide makes this blade from Hitachi Gin5 steel which is used a lot in the manufacture of razor blades. He treats this steel to a cryogenic process that not only enhance the hardness but also the wear resistance.

This is a wonderful entry level knife. Definitely one of the best in our line up of starter knives, and easily the best featuring a Western handle. Combining great fit and finish with an exceptional grind, the Kanehide PS60 santoku is a wonderful choice for anyone starting off in the Japanese knife world. Any home cook or line chef looking for an affordable, robust, and easy to care for kitchen cutting machine would do well to consider this great value knife. Highly recommended!

  • Brand: Kanehide
  • Location: Seki City Japan
  • Construction: Laser Cut/ Mono Steel
  • Bevel: Double Bevel
  • Edge Grind: Asymetric 70/30 (Ok for lefty or righty)
  • Steel: PS60 Stainless
  • HRC: 60-61
  • Handle: Western, Rosewood
  • Weight: 5.8 oz/ 166g
  • Blade Length: 181mm
  • Overall Lentgh: 297mm
  • Spine Thickness at Heel: 2.0mm
  • Blade Height at Heel: 47.1mm

  • Customer Reviews


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      Kanehide PS-60 Santuko
    Posted By: Gilbert Clounie - verified customer

    Awesome knife. Fit & finish equal to high quality knife. Beyond my knife skills at the moment but able to learn with it. Waiting for quality cutting board (on order) before using.

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      Excellent Knife
    Posted By: Jake

    Use this as my line knife, small enough to not be in the way, but razor sharp. Would recommend to anyone looking for something compact, durable and high performing. Amazing fit and finish as well! 10/10

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      Wonderful quality
    Posted By: RDesimone - verified customer

    This review is being written after using this knife almost daily for six months in our family kitchen. The fit and finish are outstanding. A bit of bees wax hand rubbed into the handle was all it needed. Edge at arrival was excellent. The grind was about 80/20 and very even. The knife is well balanced and very popular for almost every task in our kitchen. It is my wife's favorite knife. The only downside is that the heat treat does not seem to be RC60, but more in the 57-58 range. To keep a great edge, it needs weekly attention but only needs the stone about once in two or three times because it responds to a loaded strop very well indeed. This steel in the knife is a wonderful steel to sharpen! It is arguably the easiest (out of dozens knives of various knives that I own) to bring to a hair popping edge. If you enjoy sharpening, this is a real sweetheart. For a long day at the cutting board though, I personally love the Hap 40 series in the Santoku and 210 and 240 Gyuto.

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      Surprised in a good way!
    Posted By: Rafael Lopez - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    I was very surprised by the quality of the knife, well balanced and felt extremely comfortable in my hand.

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      sharp and balanced
    Posted By: julia mcmurray - verified customer

    wonderfully balanced knife and sharper than I've ever experienced. Easy to work with; Im so pleased. Thanks for the help picking it out. My daughter is a chef and got one too, with the same delight.

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