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Takamura Chromax Santoku 170mm w/ Bolster
Takamura Chromax Santoku 170mm w/ Bolster Takamura Chromax Santoku 170mm w/ BolsterTakamura Chromax Santoku 170mm w/ BolsterTakamura Chromax Santoku 170mm w/ Bolster
Takamura Chromax Santoku 170mm w/ Bolster Takamura Chromax Santoku 170mm w/ BolsterTakamura Chromax Santoku 170mm w/ BolsterTakamura Chromax Santoku 170mm w/ Bolster

Takamura Chromax Santoku 170mm w/ Bolster

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(5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews)

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Santoku knives are really great all-around kitchen blades. They have a deft feel and tall blades which endow the knives with a great deal of versatility in their cutting capabilities. Santoku translates to “three virtues” and the acts of slicing, chopping, and dicing are tackled with aplomb by this classic design. Many Western chefs and home cooks look to the santoku as their go-to blade for most cutting tasks. They have become a very popular alternative to the classic Western chef knife or small gyuto.

The Takamura Chromax Santoku is a very sweet knife. It is made from Chromax steel, which is a semi stainless alloy often compared to R2. It has a very solid and tough feel, as opposed to a slightly more dainty feel of R2.

Chromax is composed of 5% chromium, 1% carbon, 0.9% manganese, 1.2% molybdenum and 0.5% vanadium. It is more resistant to corrosion than standard carbon steel. It is also harder and exhibits better edge retention compared to standard stain-resistant steel. Chromax steel manifests the positive characteristics of both carbon and stain-resistant steel.

These knives have a very attractive hammered finish and excellent grinds. The tsuchime hammered pattern was actually first developed and patented by Takamura Cutlery 50 years ago. Since the expiration of the patent, it is now used by many knife makers. This is the same blade as the other Takamura Chromax Santoku except with a nicer bolstered handle made of light brown oak colored wood.

  • Weight: 5 ounces
  • Blade Length: 170 mm
  • Spine Thickness at Base: 1.5 mm
  • Blade Height: 48 mm
  • Cladding: Stainless Hammered
  • Edge: 50/50
  • Steel: Chromax
  • HRC: 64-65
  • Handle: Western

  • Customer Reviews

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    5  Super sharp, March 14, 2017
    Posted By: Cody Penton

    Like previous reviewers have stated, you can shave with this thing OOTB. Screaming sharp. I just got it so I can't say how well the edge holds but this is by far the sharpest OOTB knife I've ever used.

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    5  The only santoku you'll need to know about, August 13, 2016
    Posted By: Leo
    4 people found this review helpful

    Man the edge out of the box on my knife was a 9.5/10 just because I've never met a 10. handle is super comfortable, patina takes tons of onions, garlic or any acid material to form, since this is a semi stainless steel. Edge outperforms any I ve tried, aesthetics on this hammered finish is beautiful, lightweight with a nice balance to it. Extremely thin behind the edge. But the best of all is the sharpening characteristics; it feels like a white #1 on the stones but performs as a Aogami super on the board. A must have, don't think about it. BUY IT.

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    5  it's semi-stainless, May 16, 2016
    Posted By: Kendall Phillips
    3 people found this review helpful

    Again I say this knife is beautiful but if you cut anything acid you need to wash it off. I had to run around and plate a party, came back a half hour later and my knife was getting spotty from the strawberries I cut. I normally rinse all my knives quickly out of habit but I didn't realize it was that sensitive because I cut 3 cases of pears the other day and it was fine but I was wiping it down frequently. I don't care about reactive blades and I still wouldn't trade this knife for anything it's such a good little tool.

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    5  Amazing knife and razor sharp out of the box, May 10, 2016
    Posted By: Kendall Phillips
    3 people found this review helpful

    Om gosh. I actually got the video knife, haven't even touched it up and it's amazing. It's a short knife but it's so sharp I've used it for ridiculous kitchen tasks that I would normally use a longer knife for. I cut the tops and bottoms off 260 pears, diced cases of vegetables and it just keeps on going. And I love the handle its fits nice in a smaller hand and it's beautiful. Worth every penny. Wish I had it in an 8" but I wouldn't trade it for anything.

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