The blade on this Santoku is not that much different from the smaller Gyuto in this range, it has less of a curve to it though. Lovely to chop with, a great all purpose knife.
Featuring a quality handle; solid and weighty with a full tang which is unusual for a Japanese knife but that is why this one is so popular, it brings together the quality and beauty of Japanese steel with a more familiar Western handle. The blade is sharp as you'd expect and simply wonderful to look at. Certainly a pleasure to use or just stare at.
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 186 mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
- Total length 310 mm (Blade + Handle)
- Blade height 45 mm Heel to spine
- Total weight 178 grams
- Blade Material VG10 cutting edge, laminated in Stainless
- Hardness 60-61 HRC
- Style Japanese
- Handle Style Western
- Tang Style Full
- 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
A textured yellow box, lined with navy blue card. Each knife is enclosed in a clear plastic cover to keep it protected.
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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