This is a beautiful knife hand-made by Katsushige Anryu (the same blacksmith who makes the Masakage Kumo range), and with a carbon core and stainless steel cladding it's easy to care for.
This knife steel has some special care instructions: Caring for carbon Steel.
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 length170mm(Measurement of the cutting edge)
- Blade width4mm(Measured where blade enters handle)
- Blade height46mm(Measured from blade heel to spine)
- Total weight147 grams
- Handle style
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 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.