The santoku knife is a really great all-around kitchen blade. It has a deft feel and tall blade which endow the knife with a great deal of versatility in its cutting capabilities. Santoku translates to three virtues and the acts of slicing, chopping, and dicing are tackled with aplomb by this classic design. Many western chefs and home cooks look to the santoku as their go-to blade for many general cutting tasks. The symmetrical 50/50 grind, coupled with the gently curved belly, make this a good choice for cooks of all types and cutting preferences.
Master Blacksmith Katsuyasu Kamo starts with a core (hagane) of VG10 stainless steel to which he then applies an outer layer (jigane) of a softer stainless steel to protect the inner core while adding strength and durability. This outer layer is decorated with a beautiful suminagashi (damascus) finish which is lightly etched to further enhance the lovely pattern.
The great look of this knife is accentuated by its handle design and construction. A solid stainless bolster gives the knife a very sleek look and makes for a sanitary and easy to maintain junction between blade and handle. The bolster then attaches to the well-crafted handle which is fashioned from a multi-ply oak wood.
Blade Length: 170mm
Total Length: 307mm
Blade Height at Base: 48.05mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 2.74mm
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