The Tojiro VG10 Hammered Santoku is a knife that plays outside of its price box in many ways. First up are the materials. VG10 is one of the best stainless steels used in the making of Japanese knives. It is highly regarded for it good edge retention, toughness, and superior stain resistance. It also gets really sharp.
Unusually, the inner core is given a cladding that is finished with a hammered kurouchi finish. This combination results in a blade that is super easy to maintain, offers superb food release, and has the rustic looks many people enjoy.
This is a well-proportioned santoku and a knife that will find favor in many home kitchens or with professionals who prefer a smaller chef style knife for close quarters or detail work. Santokus are certainly finding a new legion of users in the west.
The knife is basic in terms of fine detail but it makes up for this in its abilities on the board. This knife performs, and does so with style and ease. Add in the very keen pricing and you have an affordable blade that can be a gateway knife or a do-it-all knife, or anything in between.
Edge Length: 167 mm
Blade Height: 48.78 mm
Blade Thickness: 2.54 mm
Weight: 4.8 oz
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