A nimble all rounder, the santoku is designed to slice, dice and mince and so would be your every day knife and what a wonderful knife to use every day!
The Santoku blade shape will be new to a lot of Westerners but once you've used it you'll see that it make a lot of sense. Santoku literally translates to "3 uses" (slicing, dicing and mincing) which makes it a perfect all round choice and an essential in any kitchen.
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.
The technical bits
- Blade length166mm(Measurement of the cutting edge)
- Total length297mm(Blade + Handle)
- Blade width2mm(Measured where blade enters handle)
- Blade height50mm(Measured from blade heel to spine)
- Total weight171 grams
- Blade materialSuper Blue Steel cutting edge, laminated in StainlessThis knife steel has some special care instructions, learn more.
- Handle styleWestern
- Tang styleFull
- 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
A gold or grain patterned card storage box with black inlay and on the front - a photo of Teruyasu Fujiwara, as he makes every single knife you get to see the man himself.
You'll also get our normal knife care guide card and a couple of plasters just in case you have any little accidents!
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, read our guide to buying the right knife. You can also check out the frequently asked questions or for anything else, contact us.