Ideal for: Chopping, slicing, dicing, and julienning.
Useful on food types: Small to medium proteins, variety of vegetables including carrots, onions, garlic, peppers, and lettuce.
Damascus 33 Layer (VG-10 core)
170 mm (6.7") Santoku Knife
Handle Type: Japanese Style Spanish Mahogany and Japanese Keyaki (Zelkova)
Weight: 132 g Blade Width: 45 mm Blade Thickness: 2 mm Handle Length: 135 mm Handle Thickness: 25 mm
This is a Sakai Takayuki Western style series that is resistant to rust. The blade has a hammer eye pattern full and is a fascinating knife that features a beautiful ripple that can be used widely from home to professional. The handle uses Spanish Mahogany and Japanese Keyaki which is a precious tree with a beautiful hard grain of wood in Japan. Please do not cut bone or frozen food. It may cause the knife to chip or other damaged. No dishwasher please.
Santoku Japanese chef knives are designed to be thin knives that slice, cut & chop easily through meat or vegetables to maintain the integrity of each component and freshness.
Santoku knives are also known in Japan as Bunka Bōchō. In the U.S. the Bunka is sometimes used to describe the Kengata Santoku which has the angled tip allowing for more detailed slicing or cutting.
The knife is excellent, as expected. Used recently to slice tough fish skin and it was effortless and clean.
Maybe more impressive to me are 2 things:
(1) is the education provided on the website of the varieties and befits of the different types of steel, etc. used in knife making. That was incredibly helpful.
(2) the care taken when shipping. The knife was wrapped beautifully in Japanese newspaper and had handwritten notes from the owner. Lovely, unique, and rare in today’s world. Nice touch.
Positive experience start to finish. Thank you!
love it !
Beautiful, well crafted, sharp.
It is beautiful. The craftsman work shows. And it is absolutely beyond a doubt the best knife I have ever known. Feels like I am cutting through nothing when I am cutting vegetables or fish. I can not recommend it enough.
I bought this knife as a gift so I never actually used it but I've handled my fair share of high quality Japanese knives and this one is incredibly light with a very sharp edge.
Impressively packaged, Quickly shipped, and all with care.
This was my first purchase of “real knife”, and I love it!
I don’t particularly enjoy cooking, but cutting veggies with this knife is my favorite part of cooking now.
It makes the process so much easier and quicker because it cuts so well (but not too quick...I want to keep all my fingers!)
I’d definitely buy another ones when I have my own kitchen!
Thank you for introducing me to such an amazing product!
Subscribe to get 10% off your first order in addition to our monthly newsletter which gets you firs dibs on newly arrived knives, custom designs, and special offers. Discount can not be combined with other seasonal discounts.