Harukaze means windy spring and has become one of our best brands for good quality 'bang for the buck' knives with high performance, excellent steels.
This fine-looking santoku is made from the ubiquitous stainless steel known as VG-10. It is also called V-Gold 10 and it is, hands down, the most used stainless steel in the Japanese kitchen knife industry. There are several reasons for this popularity, leading among them is the great stain resistance of the steel and its ability to take a very sharp edge.
This is a classic santoku and is the most popular blade shape used by Japanese cooks. It's on the long side for a santoku at 185mm, which adds balance and versatility to the knife. The edge is double-sided, so it is useful for right- and left-handed users. It is also a breeze to maintain. This is a high performer and great looker at a very attractive price.
Location: Sakai, Japan
Construction: San Mai, Laser Cut
Cladding: Hammered Damascus Stainless
Edge Steel: VG-10
Handle: Rosewood Western (Yo)
Hardness: RC 60 (special temper)
Bevel: 50/50 (good for both right- and left-handed users)
I had to give one a try and have to say that this knife is legit. Light yet doesn't feel flimsy and damn sharp out the box. The knife itself is a looker and performing strong in a professional kitchen while getting a lot of use as a line knife and not being handled lightly. I haven't sharpened it once, not even out the box and it is still cutting through almost anything with ease as long as I hone it every once and a while. I would recommend for any use - home,student,pro.