Masakage Koishi Santoku

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An excellent grind and distinctive hammer finish, the Koishi santoku is a fantastic all-rounder perfect for a first knife or top quality addition to your collection.

First Impressions

Handmade using incredibly strong Aogami Super carbon steel clad with stainless steel, the Koishi is extremely easy to sharpen and holds a brilliantly sharp edge which will be more than a match for anything in the kitchen.

Beauty

Koishi translates as "pebbles" which is the effect the hammered finish of the blade gives. Combined with a matt, dark grey/black blade and cherry wood octagonal handle with black (pakka wood) collar this is one of the stand-out knives we sell.

In Hand

The knife is lightweight and extremely sharp meaning you'll expend less effort cutting than with many other knives. The handle is comfortable and the shape sits well in your hand.

Durability

Aogami Super carbon steel is highly regarded for its hardness and ability to stay sharp although carbon steel does require a little extra care after use (please see "ease of care" section).

Ease of Care

This range is a super blue steel clad using the san mai technique with stainless steel. This means only the edge is exposed. The carbon steel edge will patina over time but the only care you need to take is to wipe it down after use.

Our Verdict

We rate these as one of the best knives we stock and have reviewed. The combination of blade quality, craftsmanship, appearance and sharpness mean we're more than happy to give it our best marks.

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Product details

  • Blade Length: 172mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 310mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade Thickness: 3.1mm (Measured level with heel)
  • Blade Height: 46mm (Heel to spine)
  • Total Weight: 122 grams
  • Core Steel: Super Blue Steel
  • This knife is made from a reactive carbon steel which is not stainless and therefore has some special care instructions and properties.

    Read the carbon steel care guide
  • Cladding Steel: Stainless
  • Hardness: 63-64 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Japanese
  • Handle Material: Octagonal cherry wood with black pakka wood bolster
  • Left or Right handed: Either (Double Bevel)

Product SKU: 1604

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.

Protection & care for this knife

Blacksmith Profile

Yoshimi Kato

Yoshimi Kato San is the son-in-law of Hiroshi Kato San (who recently took a step backwards after over 50 years as a blacksmith).

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