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Sakai Takayuki Santoku Knife 170mm (6.7") Damascus 33 Layer

Looking for a great multipurpose kitchen knife? 

The Sakai Takayuki Santoku is a great choice for anyone looking to get a kitchen knife to tackle almost any task! The VG-10 core with 33 layer Damascus steel Santoku knife is a great stainless steel option with low maintenance and good edge retention.

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.

Santoku Knife
Blade Material: 33 Layer Damascus VG-10 Stainless Steel core
Blade Length: 170 mm (6.7") 
Edge Type: Double Bevel
Handle Type: Japanese Style Mahogany and Japanese Keyaki (Zelkova)

Weight: 132 g
Blade Width: 45 mm
Blade Thickness: 2 mm
Handle Length: 135 mm
Handle Thickness: 25 mm

Enhance your cooking with a VG-10 Japanese Santoku knife

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 blade that features a beautiful ripple that can be used widely from home to professional. The handle uses a beautiful Mahogany and Zelkova, a traditional Japanese hardwood. 

Japanese Santoku knives are typically shorter and lighter than chef knives, with a thinner blade that tapers to a point. This makes them ideal for slicing and dicing vegetables and delicate tasks like mincing garlic or ginger. 

Chef knives, on the other hand, are usually longer and heavier, with thicker blades and curved edges. This design makes them better suited for tasks such as chopping meat or crushing garlic cloves.

Please do not cut bone or frozen food. It may cause the knife to chip or other damaged. No dishwasher please.

Japanese Santoku 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.

Japanese 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.

Sakai Knives are designated as a traditional craft item and its quality is widely recognized not only in Japan but also in the world.  They have been cultivated through a long 600-year history.

Get the ultimate cutting experience with Hasu-Seizo 

Japanese chef knives are popular worldwide for their sharpness and precision. At Hasu-Seizo, we're passionate about sharing the joy of Japanese knives with amateur and professional chefs alike. We accept several payment methods for your convenience, including Mastercard, PayPal, Google Pay, Discover, Apple Pay, and more. Plus, we offer free standard USPS shipping within the continental U.S for orders over $150. 

Check out our catalog today to find the perfect Japanese Santoku knife for your kitchen! If you have any questions about Japanese chef knives or anything else related to Hasu-Seizo, please don't hesitate to contact us — our team will be more than happy to assist you.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Sheila N.
Excellent Product and Experience

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!

Alexander V.
Excellent knife

love it !

Alexander H.
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.

Thomas A.
Fantastic Service

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.

Love It!

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!