The sharp, clean lines of this 175mm santoku make for a striking and elegant aesthetic complemented by the outstanding craftsmanship and first rate materials used in its construction. This santoku is made by Takeshi Saji, a third generation blacksmith with over half a century of experience in the cutlery making city of Takefu. The knife is constructed of Ginsan stainless steel heat treated to an HRC rating of 61. Ginsan is renowned for its excellent edge taking properties. The Ginsan core is wrapped in stainless cladding making for a fully stainless steel blade. The finish features a stark line of contrast between the polished flat and frosted blade road. The octagonal handle is made of rosewood with a black pakka wood ferrule. Handcraftsmanship confers incredible character to a knife though it cannot guarantee exact dimensional consistency, so these knives will vary slightly from one another.
Blacksmith: Saji San
Location: Echizen Japan
Construction: Ni Mai - Hammer Forged
Edge Steel: Ginsan (G3)
Engraving: Hand Engraved
Handle: Rosewood Octagonal
Ferrule: Buffalo Horn
Edge Grind: 50/50
Weight: 5 ounces
Blade Length: 172 mm
Overall Length: 311 mm
Thickness at Heel: 3.2 mm
Blade Height: 46.6 mm
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