The Tsunehisa SRS13 Wa Santoku occupies a sweet spot between a gyuto
and a large petty. It is a great all-around knife fulfilling the primary cutting roles in many kitchens. It earns its name, santoku
, from the Japanese meaning “three virtues.” Those three virtues are different depending on who you talk to, but we like the knife’s ability to cut, slice, and chop. Your definition may vary!
SRS13 steel is an excellent alloy developed by Nachi-Fujikoshi Metals in Japan. It is a PM alloy that can take a really sharp edge. It can also be sharpened with relative ease. The inner core is further strengthened and protected by a fully stainless outer cladding. The blade face is adorned with some fine hand-chiseled kanji characters.
The Tsunehisa SRS13 Wa Santoku is fairly average in terms of size and proportions. It measures 165mm at the edge and the blade height of 47mm allows for ample board-to-hand clearance. This santoku knife is a really great all-around kitchen blade. It has a deft feel and compact dimensions which endow the knife with a great deal of versatility in its cutting capabilities.
Location: Tosa, Japan
Construction: Laser Cut San Mai
Edge Length: 165mm
Blade Height: 47.25mm
Weight: 122g / 4.3oz
Spine Thickness: 2.76mm
Overall Length: 305mm
Edge Grind: Even (see choil photo)
Edge Steel: SRS13 Semi Stainless Steel
Cladding: Stainless Steel
Engraving: Hand Engraved