Santoku knives are the #1 selling knife profile in Japan and are used primarily by home users for general cutting tasks just like we use chef knives. The blades have a flatter profile on the edge which encourages push cutting instead of rocking. Tsutomu Kajiwara makes a very nice version of a santoku knife that you find here. Their knives are made in Tosa, Japan by the 64-year-old Mr. Kajiwara and his small crew. They're made with high quality blue #2 steel with good heat treatment. Handles are oval shaped rosewood with ebony ferrules.
Weight: 5.8 ounces
Blade Length: 168 mm
Overall Length: 323 mm
Thickness at Heel: 3.3 mm
Blade Height: 44.8 mm
5Product Review, July 11, 2014
Posted By: Joey domingo - verified customer
Beautiful knife! But seller need to remind buyers if knifes are left or right handed knives!
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