A beautiful example of the Santuko style of knife. The blade feels really alive between your fingers when you use it and the performance is breathtaking. Try it, you'll love it.

This knife has light scratches on both sides of the blade, really faint that I can barely photograph them, hence the reduction in price. It has not been used in any way.

Dark and moody looking, this knife has a short yet fat blade which is a perfect canvas to show off the swirling, cloud like pattern that is the highlight of this range. Amazingly sharp it makes light work of any chopping, dicing or slicing jobs. You will wonder how you did without it. Plus it looks so damn pretty.

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.

/ 5Overall performance

/ 5Beauty

/ 5Durability

/ 5Ease of care

/ 5Comfort

/ 5Value for money

The technical bits

  • Blade length172mm(Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total length316mm(Blade + Handle)
  • Blade width4mm(Measured where blade enters handle)
  • Blade height46mm(Measured from blade heel to spine)
  • Total weight124 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.