Nishida san's santoku is a very impressive example of a traditionally made knife and with its white 1# steel core it takes and retains wickedly sharp edge that makes using it an abosolute joy.
As the carbon steel and soft iron cladding develops a full patina over time, you'll be delighted not only at how it performs time after time but also how it evolves visually.
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- Blade Length: 184mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
- Total Length: 321mm (Blade + Handle)
- Blade Thickness: 3.6mm (Measured level with heel)
- Blade Height: 51.6mm (Heel to spine)
- Total Weight: 178 grams
- Steel Type - Cladding: Soft Iron
- Steel Type - Core: White #1
This knife is made from a reactive carbon steel which is not stainless and has some special care instructions and properties – Read our carbon steel care guide here
- Left or Right handed: Either
- Hardness: 62-63 (HRC)
- Handle Style: Japanese
- Handle Material: Oval cherry wood with a black plastic bolster
Product SKU: 2051
Our aim is to measure and photograph all our products as accurately as possible but due to the handmade nature of many items, please be aware that there may be some variance in the measurements and that things such as blade and knife handle patterns can vary and presentation boxes may differ from those shown but we will always endeavour to provide the most accurate measurements, photos and descriptions of our products.
Some measurements such as HRC are provided by the manufacturer and should therefore be used as a guide.
Based in Kumamoto, Nishida San became a disciple to another blacksmith when he was 19. After 9 years training, in 2006, he went his own way and opened his own workshop. He works with White #1 steel in the traditional hand-made way.