The hakata is similar to a santoku but with a more angled tip and is popular in southern Japan. The Tanaka rendition of this standard will blaze through onions, peppers, mushrooms, carrots, celery, and whatever else happens to be close at hand. And with VG10 stainless steel the edge will hold up to chopping very well with very little extra care needed. This knife has a beautiful damascus pattern that will patina over time and lend a very traditional look to the knife and its beautiful custom handle will make you enjoy picking up the knife to use for years to come.
Blacksmith: Shigeki Tanaka
Location: Miki Japan
Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
Edge Steel: VG10
Weight: 6.5oz/ 186g
Blade Length: 185 mm
Overall Length: 330 mm (12")
Thickness at Heel 2.6 mm
Blade Height: 50 mm
Engraving: Hand Engraved
Handle: Custom Octagonal
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