Tsunehisa SRS13 Santoku

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A brilliant santoku finished to an excellent standard and paired with a classy oak handle. It feels great in hand when making light work of a wide range of ingredients!

First Impressions

SRS13 is a high performance powdered steel that combines the durability and edge retention properties of carbon steels but with the convenience of being a stainless steel so right out of the box the knife has a great edge and retains it well and performs at an excellent level.


Tsunehisa make various different types of the SRS13 knife so depending on your preference and style, you can choose between handles and either the Japanese wa or Western style yo handle for the blade.

In Hand

That rounding of the heel edge really does make the knife very comfortable in the hand and it's a joy to use and on the darker handled migaki knives you do definitely notice this closer attention to detail and finishing compared to the lower priced oak handled knives which are still finished nicely along the heel and spine but not quite to the same degree.


The SRS13 is a great steel as already mentioned above and for durability you get a hardness around 63-64HRC which means you get that sharp edge and a high level of durabilty.

Ease of Care

A stainless core steel and cladding mean this is a great low maintenance knife with a very high level of performance so beyond the normal care instructions it's perfect for someone who doesn't want to worry about anything other than the food prep in front of them!

Our Verdict

This is a great range combining a really great design aesthetic in the various handled versions and finish standard with a high quality, easy to maintain steel that holds a wicked edge.

What's not to love?

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Product details

  • Blade Length: 168mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 308mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade Thickness: 2.04mm (Measured level with heel)
  • Blade Height: 47.2mm (Heel to spine)
  • Total Weight: 134 grams
  • Core Steel: SRS13
  • 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: 62-63 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Various
  • Left or Right handed: Either (Double Bevel)

Product SKU: TSU-0003

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.

Protection & care for this knife

Blacksmith Profile


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.

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