Our newest range and our third by Kurosaki san. These knives are just wow; incredible to use and to look at, they will be the talking point in your kitchen.
The Santoku blade shape will be new to a lot of Westerners but once you've used it you'll see that it make a lot of sense. Santoku literally translates to "3 uses" (slicing, dicing and mincing) which makes it a perfect all round choice and an essential in any kitchen.
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 3 mm (Measured where blade enters handle)
- Blade height 47 mm Heel to spine
- Total weight 134 grams
- Blade Material Powder cutting edge, laminated in Stainless
- Hardness 61-62 HRC
- Style Japanese
- Handle Style Japanese
- Tang Style Half
- 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
Beautiful dark grey fibre boxes with the name in gold foil on the lid. On the inside you will find a red stepped inlay and your beautiful knife of course, wrapped in Japanese newspaper by the craftsmen who made it. So while not working on your knife skills you can catch up on your Japanese language skills. Talk about the gift that keeps on giving...
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.
Still need some advice choosing the right knife?
We want you to be happy that you're buying the right knife for your cooking needs so if you're not sure what you need, here are some useful places to start.