Kei Kobayashi is a new blacksmith who is making knives for the first time in his career. Up till now he’s 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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