A good sized santoku, this beauty will stand out in any kitchen!
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. This Santoku is slightly longer than a lot of the Santokus we sell, coming in at 185mm but as far as we're concerned it's just more beautiful blade to admire!
Konosuke keep the actual steel used to make this knife a secret; what we do know is that it is stainless steel and has a stunning damascus finish created using the san mai technique. The ebony handle is made by Studio Khii who make all the handles for the Konosuke knives we sell. The handle feels wonderful and the fit and finish is very high quality.
The Oster Rob Santoku Saya fits this knife.
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 length185mm(Measurement of the cutting edge)
- Blade width2mm(Measured where blade enters handle)
- Blade height46mm(Measured from blade heel to spine)
- Total weight147 grams
- Blade materialStainless cutting edge, laminated in Stainless
- Handle styleJapanese
- 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
A stylish black box, on the inside a grey stepped inlay where your knife blade is enveloped in a simple black card pouch.
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.
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