Masutani V10 Santoku

Regular price £90.00

28 in stock

Masutani V10 Santoku Purchase options

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. It's beautiful to look at as well as use.

Santoku translates as '3 uses' - mincing, dicing and chopping and is a great all-purpose knife. It will handle most jobs and is probably the most popular knife style we sell and for the craft and skill that has gone into making this knife, the price is exceptional. 


Out of the box, the knife benefits from Masutani-san's 30+ years of skill and experience as a sharpener and although you could get them sharper with a quick hone or pass over a whetstone we think for the excellent price point they're plenty sharp already and would be great in any kitchen. 


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.


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. 


You definitely won't have any issues with durability, the V10 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.

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. 

Product details

  • Blade Length: 172mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 296mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade width: 1.83mm (Measured where blade enters handle)
  • Blade height: 47mm (Heel to spine)
  • Total weight: 138 grams
  • Steel Type - Cladding: Stainless
  • Steel Type - Cutting edge: VG10
  • Left or Right handed: Either
  • Hardness: 60 (HRC)
  • Handle style: Western
  • Handle material: Black pakka wood with steel rivets

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

Each knife comes with a card presentation/storage box although we'd always recommend showing off your knife on a rack or block.

Blacksmith Profile


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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