Masutani Hamono V1 Tsuchime Santoku

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The minute you open the box you'll be in love with the unique hammered finish and the striking rosewood handle that combine to give a look that's definitely Japanese but with the comforting style of a rugged Western handle. 

It's a superb all rounder and if you're not rushing to buy it by the time you've finished reading we'd be amazed!

First Impressions

Out of the box, the knife benefits from Masutani-san's 30+ years of skill and experience as a sharpener andand it's clear from the second you look at them that there's an extraordinarily good value knife in every box and they're hard to beat for quality at this price point.


The hammer finish combined with the half-tang Western style handle mix Japanese blade style with the Western handle nicely and would look great on your knife rack and in the kitchen.

Each knife has a unique pattern so there's plenty of variety and you'll know nobody else has one quite the same as yours! 

In Hand

There's some crossover between East and West with the handles on the Masutani knives - most feature a Western shape and style handle but instead of a more typical full tang and three rivets, they're designed to use a more typically Japanese half tang and only two rivets which helps to lower the weight of the knife and make it more responsive with a balance point further along the blade. 

The fit and shape of the handle is very comfortable and smoothly polished so it feels great in hand. 


You definitely won't have any issues with durability, the V1 is a solidly constructed and finished knife and the use of stainless cladding around the VG1 core means it will be easy to maintain and hone as you use it.

This knife will be a true workhorse in your kitchen for years to come. 

Ease of Care

Quick rinse and dry and then store it either on your knife rack or in your drawer with a saya or blade guard (or even in the presentation box if you wish) and this knife will last you a lifetime.

Our Verdict

Absolutely incredible value for money.

At this price, you're getting a lot of skill and experience going into the making of the knife and the fit and finish are good. Out of the box it's already sharp but if you like, you could hone it further and you'd have a great knife for your collection or as a great present for a keen chef. 

We're already wondering why you've not added this to your basket! 

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Product details

  • Blade Length: 170mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 294mm (Blade tip to handle end)
  • Blade Height: 46.5mm (Heel to spine)
  • Blade Thickness: 1.8mm (Spine width above the heel)
  • Total Weight: 136 grams
  • Core Steel: VG1
  • Cladding Steel: Stainless
  • Hardness: 60 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Various
  • Left or Right handed: Either (Double Bevel)

Product SKU: MASU-026

Our aim is to measure and photograph our products as accurately as possible but due to many items being handmade, finished or using natural materials, there can be minor variance in measurements and things such as blade or wood finishes can vary. We will always endeavour to provide the most accurate measurements, photos and descriptions of our products.

Some measurements such as HRC are provided by manufacturers and should therefore be used as a guide.

Meet the maker

Masutani Hamono

Made in Echizen, Masutani san's experience dates back many years both as a blacksmith and an excellent knife sharpener and his own ranges of knives combine elegant good looks and sharpness at a price point that is almost unbeatable for what they deliver.

Helping you find the perfect knives & accessories

Cutting Edge Knives is a family run business established in 2011 and based in the picturesque town of Holmfirth, West Yorkshire. We love the history and craftsmanship that goes into making Japanese chef knives and accessories and the excitement and enjoyment you experience when using a truly sharp knife in the kitchen.

Over many years we've helped thousands of happy customers find their dream knife and look forward to helping you too.

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