Miscellaneous Seconds Yoshida Hamono ZDP-189 Kurouchi Santoku

A great-looking santoku that will become your go to knife in the kitchen.

*This santoku is unused but the handle was knocked and has a small dent in it (see picture)*

With a bit more of a veg bias than the gyuto knife the santoku can do most things (no really hard veg or bones though!) and you'll find it becomes invaluable.Β 

The knife is made from a core steel of ZDP-189, a very hard steel (66-67 HRC), which means it can achieve and hold an incredibly sharp edge.

Laminated steelΒ - the core is made of very hard steel, dressed in an outer layer of softer stainless steel.Β Such a blade remains sharp for a very long time, and because of the softened external steel it is easier to grind and at the same time protect the center steel from external factors.

Kuro-uchi finished blade, which is in the upper part of the knife, untreated and has already developed a dark patina.Β This protects the blade while giving it a traditional Japanese look.Β On the hand-wrought-iron knife, we have left visible fingerprints for a wonderful appearance, which at the same time prevents the food sticking.

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 180 mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total length 317 mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade width 2 mm (Measured where blade enters handle)
  • Blade height 48 mm Heel to spine
  • Total weight 137 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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