Looking for a Chef's knife but they all tend to be a little longer than you'd like?
The Ginga 69 layer Damascus steel Santoku knife by Sakai Takayuki is a great length for those looking for a multipurpose kitchen knife that can handle just about anything. That coupled with the ZA-18 stainless steel will make this one of your favorite knives!
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.
Edge Type: Double Bevel Handle Type: Japanese Style, Wenge and Buffalo Horn Handle
Weight: 141 g Blade Width: 45 mm Blade Thickness: 3 mm Handle Length: 132 mm Handle Thickness: 28 mm
Enhance your cooking with a ZA-18 Japanese Santoku knife
ZA-18 has features very similar to VG-10 steel. While VG-10 is the primary steel of the Takefu steel manufacturer, ZA-18 is made by Aichi Steel. The steels have a similar chemical composition, with ZA-18 having a slightly higher content of carbon, chromium, molybdenum and cobalt, and thus a little more strength, durability and corrosion resistance. The steel has been tempered to a hardness of around 61-63 HRC.
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.
Great knife, also came really quickly! My partner is enjoying it very much.
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