Occupying a sweet spot between a gyuto
and a large petty, the santoku
justifiably earns its reputation as a great all-around knife. In fact, it fulfills the primary knife role in many kitchens. It also earns its name. Santoku, meaning “three virtues” in Japanese, is an all-purpose knife with a taller blade profile than a gyuto. Its three virtues are the knife’s ability to cut fish, meat, and vegetables. Santokus have flatter bellies than gyutos and are ideal for push cutting or chopping. The profile makes them easy to sharpen too.
HAP40 steel is at the top of our knife steel list. This excellent alloy is manufactured by Hitachi Metals. It is a fine-grained alloy that can take a really sharp edge. It can also be sharpened with relative ease. The inner core is further strengthened and protected by a fully stainless outer cladding.
We are very fortunate it be able to offer these exclusively made knives to you. They represent a merging of traditional (methods) with modern (materials) and they would make a great addition to your kitchen knife roll or block.
Maker: Tsukahara san
Location: Seki City Japan
Edge Steel: HAP40
Edge Grind: 60/40 (Good for left or right handers)
Handle: Walnut Stabilized Octagonal
Weight: 4.4 oz / 126g
Blade Length: 183 mm
Overall Length: 316 mm
Spine Thickness at Heel: 2.0 mm
Blade Height: 47.7 mm