Fujiwara Denka no Hoto Santoku

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A nimble all rounder, the santoku is designed to slice, dice and mince and so would be your every day knife and what a wonderful knife to use every day!

Fujiwara San combines the incredible edge-taking capabilities of his own choice of Super Blue steel Chigusa-kou with a layer of stainless steel to create a knife that is truly a privilege to own.

Teruyasu San makes all his knives from scratch and completes the whole process himself, the quality, sharpness, hardness and edge retention of his knives is simply stunning.

First Impressions

Simply sensational. The hardness of the steel creates and edge that remains true and sharp for a long time even by Japanese knife standards. 

The knife glides through everything put in its path with a very smooth feel - you'll want to make more food than you need!

Beauty

Rugged and solid looking, with the Japanese style blade and Western tapered full-tang pakka wood handle they're subtle but at the same time leave you in no doubt that they're ready to perform in the kitchen. 

In Hand

The Western handle and balance of the knife gives a comfortable and easy feel and the finger groove on the blade of the bigger knives creates an additional balance point that helps guide the knife through food. 

A little heavier than most Japanese knives due to the handle and full tang construction, we didn't feel this hindered comfort in any way thanks to the balance and poise of the knife. 

Durability

The 65:66HRC edge will retain its sharpness an incredibly long time and the handle is bound and finished with silicone which makes it exceptionally durable and you'll be able to go longer periods without the edge dulling. 

You will of course need to maintain the edge with a honing rod as with all knives but you'll find the amount of honing is less than many other knives. 

Ease of Care

Easy to care for if you follow the normal rules of not putting it in a dishwasher and just rinse and dry after use.

It does have a super blue carbon core so there may be some rusting and patina possible over time. The rusting is easy to scrub off and perfectly normal along with the edge darkening over time as it develops a patina.

Our Verdict

Despite the high price, we still feel this range offers excellent value for money when you take into account the fact each knife is still handmade by Teruyasu Fujiwara and that the forging process used creates such a sensationally hard steel.

The Denka range is a glimpse of some of the highest quality Japanese knives money can buy so while it's a considered purchase, it's one you won't regret!

Product details

  • Blade Length: 166mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 297mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade Thickness: 2mm (Measured level with heel)
  • Blade Height: 50mm (Heel to spine)
  • Total Weight: 171 grams
  • Steel Type - Cladding: Stainless
  • Steel Type - Core: Super Blue Steel
  • This knife is made from a reactive carbon steel which is not stainless and has some special care instructions and properties – Read our carbon steel care guide here

  • Left or Right handed: Either
  • Hardness: 65-66 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Western

Product SKU: 1252

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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Teruyasu Fujiwara

Teruyasu San makes all his knives from scratch and completes the whole process himself, the quality, sharpness, hardness and edge retention of his knives is simply stunning.

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