Not a classic looker but the performance is simply world class. For this knife you are paying for the blade. It's built for outstanding performance and durability, can't say fairer than that.
The blade on this Santuko style knife is one of the best in the business. The handle is made from the same super grip material used for special forces combat knives. This knife is all about performance rather than relying on good looks. Fallkniven have a history of pushing knife technology that shows in this great light weight knife that is a joy to use and comfy to hold.
What we thought about this knife
We have personally tested and reviewed this knife to give you an honest and personal opinion about it and this is how it rates. Remember these scores are a reflection of the company these knives keep, all our knives are great (or we wouldn't sell them) but we can't give them all 5/5. A low score doesn't mean it's a poor knife, it just might be out-trumped by one of our other amazing knives.
The technical bits
- Blade length175mm(Measurement of the cutting edge)
- Total length305mm(Blade + Handle)
- Blade height47mm(Measured from blade heel to spine)
- Blade materialVG10 cutting edge, laminated in Stainless
- Handle styleWestern
- Tang styleHalf
- Left or right handedBoth
Our aim is to measure everything as accurately as possible but some specifications (such as hardness for example) are provided by the manufacturer and therefore should be used as a guide only.
What you get with the knife
Like the knife, the packaging will win no beauty competitions but you get a sturdy white box with a HUGE Fallkniven logo all over it. Inside your knife blade is teasingly hidden/covered by a card board sleeve.
All our knives also come with free blue plasters just in case you're not ready for the sharpness! If you intend to use your knives regularly then we don't advise you to use the boxes for day to day storage, get a magnetic knife rack instead.
What is a Santuko style knife?
Looking like a small chef's knife, the Santoku (san-too-koo) is a Japanese knife used for chopping vegetables and meats. It's possible it might become your new favourite knife.
You can read more about Santuko knives if we've got you interested in them.
Still need some advice choosing the right knife?
We want you to be happy that you're buying the right knife for your cooking needs so if you're not sure what you need, here are some useful places to start.