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Kobayashi SG2 Santoku 170mm
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Kobayashi SG2 Santoku 170mm

Item #: Kobayashi-Santoku

Average Customer Rating:
(4 out of 5 based on 1 reviews)

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Our Price: $239.00
Kei Kobayashi is a new blacksmith who is making knives for the first time in his career. Up till now hes been working as a sharpener and finisher for a couple of leading blacksmiths, but he recently branched out into forging himself. The Kobayashi SG2 Santoku 170mm is one of the first of his new creations that we are carrying in the CKTG store. Bearing in mind his short time at the forge, we are extremely impressed by this and the other knives making up his new line.

He has chosen to work with SG2 as basis of these first offerings. SG2 is renowned for its super dense grain structure and purity. These attributes make it harder and less brittle than other similar steels. This results in a knife that has the ability to take and retain a very fine edge. It is also incredibly durable. The inner core of SG2 is clad with a softer stainless steel for added protection and to make sharpening easier.

The santoku is a wonderful all-around slicer and dicer that is becoming a first choice blade in many home kitchens. Its tall blade gives increased finger to board clearance while its shorter length makes it ideal for handling a wide variety of produce and proteins.

The knife comes with an unusual seven-sided handle made from dyed lacquer coated pakka wood.

  • Blade Length: 170 mm
  • Blade Height: 50 mm
  • Spine Thickness at Base: 1.9 mm
  • Weight: 4.8 oz

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      Perfection, November 14, 2021
    Posted By: Julian Adamaitis

    I gave another similar Santoku a 5 star review, but after buying this one I should have given that one only 4 stars at best. I've been using this knife four months now and it is my by far my favorite. It's hard to explain why, but feels like an extension of my hand. I like the short length and the seven sided handle is genius since a point goes where your knuckles go and a flat spot where your thumb goes. The cut out makes a pinch grip very comfortable but I find ANY type of grip works perfectly. I just re-sharpened it. It took an edge quite easily and I am now reminded of just how scary sharp it came out of the box with a finish sharpening by Mark. Coincidentally my second sharpest knife is also a Kobayashi. This is a great company. The only thing that isn't 100% perfect (for me) about this knife is I would have liked a blade slightly better suited for rocking. This has a little curve to it, and you can do some rocking, but really is more suited for chopping.

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