Lovely to look at and thanks to it's lightweight construction the Shimo is one of our new favourites in the kitchen. It certainly stands out on the rack thanks to that unique frost pattern!
Made by the blacksmith Yu Kurosaki in white #2 steel, it is a pure carbon knife.
*This is a knife that has been used for one day, there is a light patina developing and the box is in excellent condition*
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.
The technical bits
- Blade length 170 mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
- Total length 315 mm (Blade + Handle)
- Blade width 4 mm (Measured where blade enters handle)
- Blade height 45 mm Heel to spine
- Total weight 114 grams
- 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.
You can read more about Santoku knives if we've got you interested in them.