Masakage VG10 Tsuchime Santoku

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Well balanced, right-handed knife, mid-sized and a comfortable weight - the santoku is a superb choice for the cook who's looking for one knife to do many jobs.

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.

The contrast of the highly polished and hammer finished blade and more subtle Japanese handle looks great and the good news is that this is also a well balanced lightweight knife and at the larger end of the "petty" scale it's perfect for a lot of jobs like peeling and chopping smaller items such as fruit and many vegetables.

Performance

The VG10 cutting edge gives this knife a truly great cutting edge and allows it to keep it for a long time meaning you get to spend more time cooking rather than sharpening.

The stainless steel clad on to each side protects it from corrosion and the dimpled hammer finishes helps prevent sliced of food sticking to the blade by reducing the surface area in contact with the food, they also look great too.

Beauty

The blades look stunning and are certainly eye catching. The 15 layers of stainless steel on each side are hand ground to reveal each one in turn like tree rings. The hammered dimples are a by product of getting the layers to bind together but leave the blade with this wonderful finish.

Comfort

The oval handle has a great feel and the overall grip is good. The balance of the knife is nicely central or neutral. A great knife with a lot of feel.

Please note this handle is technically right-handed due to the slight difference in shape on one side, although we find it absolutely fine for left-handed use.

Durability

Japanese blades are all about sharpness and the ability to cut. To achieve that they are always thinner than most Western knives. As a result a little extra care is needed with them.

That said they are more than up to the job of working in any kitchen be it pro or home.

Ease of care

The stainless steel cladding makes this nice really easy to care for by protecting the cutting edge steel (VG10 in this instance) from rusting. The handle being wood should not be immersed in water so its the usual ritual of use, wipe, dry and store. Job done.

Value for money

Great Japanese blades, comfortable handles, fabulous looks and performance to match. At this price what is not to like?

Technical details

  • Blade Length: 185mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 322mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade width: 2mm (Measured where blade enters handle)
  • Blade height: 46mm Heel to spine
  • Total weight: 133 grams
  • Steel Type - Cladding: Stainless
  • Steel Type - Cutting edge: VG10
  • Left or Right handed: Either
  • Hardness: 60-61 HRC
  • Handle style: Japanese

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.

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What you get

The knife comes in its own purple presentation box with a green liner and the blade is protected by a clear plastic cover.

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