Well balanced, mid-sized and a comfortable weight - the santoku is a superb choice for the cook who's looking for one knife to do many jobs.
The Santoku blade shape will be new to a lot of Westerners but once you've used it you'll see that it make a lot of sense. Santoku literally translates to "3 uses" (slicing, dicing and mincing) which makes it a perfect all round choice and an essential in any kitchen.
The contrast of the highly polished and hammer finished blade and more subtle Japanese handle looks great and the good news is that this is also a well balanced lightweight knife and at the larger end of the "petty" scale it's perfect for a lot of jobs like peeling and chopping smaller items such as fruit and many vegetables.
- Blade Length: 185mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
- Total Length: 322mm (Blade + Handle)
- Blade Thickness: 2mm (Measured level with heel)
- Blade Height: 46mm (Heel to spine)
- Total Weight: 133 grams
- Core Steel: VG10
- Cladding Steel: Stainless
- Hardness: 60-61 (HRC)
- Handle Style: Japanese
- Left or Right handed: Either (Double Bevel)
Product SKU: 2002
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.
Tsunehisa is a brand that supply knives from a range of blacksmiths and forges from around Japan including Sakai, Tosa and Seki and as such the range of knives available under the Tsunehisa name features a wide range of steels, styles and finishes but each one has a high level of quality and finish in common.