Masutani Hamono V10 Santoku

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Made in small batches by hand in a small forge, every one has a slightly different finish and is unique in the mottled pattern and how the exposed layers of steel taper down to the high polish cutting edge.

Fitted with a stylish light brown mahogany handle, it's fun to use and looks fantastic!

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.

Beauty

The stainless cladding combined with the black pakka wood handle combine to create a good looking knife with a unique pattern finish and the exposed steel layers exposed on the blade create a striking set of lines along the length of every blade.

Subtle but striking.

In Hand

There's some crossover between East and West with the handles on the Masutani knives - they 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. 

Durability

You definitely won't have any issues with durability, the VG10 is a solidly constructed and finished knife and the use of stainless cladding around a VG10 core means they'll be easy to maintain and hone as you use them. 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

Exceptional value for money! 

You're getting an extremely good knife for the money here and the fit and finish are what you'd expect from a blacksmith with more than 40 years experience.

At this price, there's really nothing we do but say just buy it. 

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Product details

  • Blade Length: 172mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 296mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade Thickness: 1.83mm (Measured level with heel)
  • Blade Height: 47mm (Heel to spine)
  • Total Weight: 138 grams
  • Core Steel: VG10
  • This knife is made from a stain resistant steel and so is a great choice for ease of care and it won't react with your ingredients like a carbon steel knife.

    Read the Japanese knife care guide
  • Cladding Steel: Stainless
  • Hardness: 60 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Western
  • Handle Material: Pakka or mahogany wood in various colours
  • Left or Right handed: Either (Double Bevel)

Product SKU: 2509

Our aim is to measure and photograph all our products as accurately as possible but due to the handmade nature of many items, please be aware that there may be some variance in the measurements and that things such as blade and knife handle patterns can vary and presentation boxes may differ from those shown but we will always endeavour to provide the most accurate measurements, photos and descriptions of our products.

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

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Blacksmith Profile

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.

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