Sakai Kikumori Silver 3 Santoku

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The excellent craft, fit and finish on this knife combine to make a highly versatile and thicker petty ideal for those who prefer a slightly weightier than typical all-rounder.

First Impressions

Excellent sharpness and grind right out of the box and the Silver 3 steel core provides a wicked edge that will glide through food with ease.


It's subtle but has a wonderful depth to it and aesthetically the Ginsan is a a fine looking knife. The brushed finish and polished edge form a lovely line showing the merging of core and cladding steel.

In Hand

Across the range, the various knives all share a common, slightly heavier than typical feel in hand from the generous thickness of the spine but without losing the easy handling nimble feel you're looking for.


The Silver 3 core is comparable to many carbon steels for sharpness and edge retention and is a steel that's grown significantly in popularity in recent years largely because it's easy to care for and when well treated offers excellent edge retention.

Ease of Care

Normal care instructions apply as always - rinse and dry after use and no dishwashers but other than that you've got a nice low maintenance stainless knife thanks to the silver 3 core and stainless cladding. Easy!

We recommend our Japanese knife care kit for long term maintenance.

Our Verdict

Sakai Kikumori's repution for quality blades is well known and rightly so. The Silver 3 is a great line for those seeking a quality knife paired with a well finished handle and the grind and treat of the steel gives a superb and durable edge and the slightly heavier feel is ideal for those who do want to feel that bit of extra weight in hand while working but without it necessarily feeling like a heavy knife.

Product details

Product SKU: 9752

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

Sakai Kikumori

Founded in Sakai City in 1926, Sakai Kikumori are well regarded for their high quality knives and draw on the area's more than 600 year history of knife and blade making.

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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