Masamoto Sohonten knives are prized for the quality of their workmanship and materials and are renowned for their durability. The popular Santoku is a versatile blade. (Santoku means ‘three virtues’) It is a cross between a Nakiri and Gyuto, originally intended for the home cook. It is a multipurpose knife that can be used for cutting meat, fish, vegetables, and fruit.
This VG Santoku measures 180mm along the edge. It is a fairly light knife that has a well-balanced feel partly attributable to the Duracon western style handle. The knives in this line feature tough and low maintenance steel known as Hyper Molybdenum Vanadium. It is a fine-grained yet rugged alloy that allows for great edges and long lasting retention. Note that the edges are sharpened with a 70/30 bevel.
Location: Tokyo Japan
Steel: Hyper Molybdenum Vanadium
Edge Grind: Asymmetric Right 73/30
Weight: 5.7 oz/ 160g
Blade Length: 180 mm
Overall Length: 295 mm
Spine Thickness at Heel: 1.7 mm
Blade Height at Heel: 46 mm
5Masamoto VG Santoku, March 29, 2021
Posted By: Thomas J. - verified customer
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