Made in small batches by hand in a small forge, every one has a slightly different finish and is unique in the mottled pattern and how the exposed layers of steel taper down to the high polish cutting edge. It's beautiful to look at as well as use.
Santoku translates as '3 uses' - mincing, dicing and chopping and is a great all-purpose knife. It will handle most jobs and is probably the most popular knife style we sell and for the craft and skill that has gone into making this knife, the price is exceptional.
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- Blade Length: 172mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
- Total Length: 296mm (Blade + Handle)
- Blade width: 1.83mm (Measured where blade enters handle)
- Blade height: 47mm (Heel to spine)
- Total weight: 138 grams
- Steel Type - Cladding: Stainless
- Steel Type - Cutting edge: VG10
- Left or Right handed: Either
- Hardness: 60 (HRC)
- Handle style: Western
- Handle material: Black pakka wood with steel rivets
Product SKU: 2501
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.
Compatable saya or guard
Made in Echizen, Masutani san's experience dates back many years both as a blacksmith and an excellent knife sharpener and his own ranges of knives combine elegant good looks and sharpness at a price point that is almost unbeatable for what they deliver.