Miscellaneous Seconds Anryu Blue No. 2 Hammered Santoku

This is a beautiful knife hand-made by Katsushige Anryu (the same blacksmith who makes the Masakage Kumo range), and with a carbon core and stainless steel cladding it's easy to care for.

At a glance

We have personally tested and reviewed this knife to give you an honest and personal opinion about it and this is how it rates.

5 / 5 Performance

Easy to sharpen, holds a keen edge and performs well.

5 / 5 Beauty

This is a beautiful knife, the hammered finish combined with the dark handle make this a stunning addition to your knife rack.

5 / 5 Comfort

Great balance point and a comfortable oval handle.

4 / 5 Durability

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4 / 5 Ease of Care

Use, wipe, dry and store. Our golden mantra on knife care is all you really need to follow. Using a ceramic sharpening rod every few weeks to keep that edge super keen and a yearly whetstone session (don't worry we'll show you how to do it) and you are done.Β A Hitachi Aogami #2 core,Β clad with stainless steel means this is fairly easy to care for.

5 / 5 Value for money

Their ability to hold a great edge coupled with easier sharpening than say the Aogami Blue Super steel means that these knives represent excellent value for money.

The technical bits

  • Blade length 170 mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Blade width 4 mm (Measured where blade enters handle)
  • Blade height 46 mm Heel to spine
  • Total weight 147 grams
  • Left or right handed Both
  • Type Santoku

Our aim is to measure everything as accurately as possible but some specifications (such as hardness for example) are provided by the manufacturer and therefore should be used as a guide only.

What You Get

Given the one-off nature of seconds the packaging may vary in type and condition but we will include detail for each knife and of course as with all our knives we'll include the normal plasters and care tips card for you.

What is a Santoku knife?

Looking like a small chef's knife, the Santoku (san-too-koo) is a Japanese knife used for chopping vegetables and meats. It's possible it might become your new favourite knife.

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