Sakai Takayuki Mirror 45 layer Santoku

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A strong and good looking all round chef knife and perfect for a first Japanese knife, the santoku will do practically everything you need of it and the mirror finish on this range really shows off the pattern and makes it a joy to look at as well use.

First Impressions

We liked this range right out of the box, it's got a good level of sharpness and the handle is solid and comfortable and because of the full tang construction it has a heavier weight that a lot of chefs will perhaps be more familiar with than some of the lighter Japanese knives. 

Much like the Moonlit Waves range, this range is also sharp out of the box and can also easily be honed to be even sharper if you wish.

Beauty

The blade is beautiful, the exposed layering across almost the full height of a high polish finish really stands out and combined with the simple but well made Western style handle it's one that will catch the eye and be a joy to use day after day.

In Hand

The Western style handle and weight are probably quite familiar to many and the handles are appropriately scaled to match the blade sizes across the range.

Despite the higher weight of the handle compared to the half tang, lighter Japanese style the balance point of the knives across the range is comfortable and works nicely.

Durability

The construction is solid with a riveted, full tang handle and combined with an AUS-10 stainless steel construction edge retention should be good and combined with Sakai Takayuki's reputation for quality and experience we're sure these knives will last a long time in any kitchen.

Ease of Care

AUS-10 is a stain resistant steel so for those looking for a low maintenance knife should consider this one. Pairing it with a ceramic honing rod should be all you need to keep the edge in excellent condition for a long time. 

Our Verdict

Excellent value. 

Sharp out of the box but can be easily sharpened further, a beautiful high polish finish with a unique pattern on every knife and a sturdy and comfortable handle we recommend this range as a great first knife or an excellent addition to a collection. 

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Product details

  • Blade Length: 172mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 298mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade Thickness: 1.5mm (Measured level with heel)
  • Blade Height: 45mm (Heel to spine)
  • Total Weight: 146 grams
  • Steel Type - Cladding: AUS-10
  • Steel Type - Core: AUS-10
  • Left or Right handed: Either
  • Hardness: 60 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Western
  • Handle Material: Black pakka wood with steel rivets

Product SKU: 2604

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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Sakai Takayuki

Well known and respected, Sakai knives are created by a skilled team of craftsmen and as a company have been creating knives for more than 600 years.

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