Kasumi Chef's Knife - Santoku - 7 in. (84018)
Product Description for Kasumi Chef's Knife - Santoku - 7 in. (84018)
Maker: Kasumi (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 83362
Blade length: 7.00 in.
Total length: 12.25 in.
Blade width: 1.70 in.
Blade thickness: 0.10 in.
Item weight: 7.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 11.8 oz.
Blade: Stainless Damascus san mai blade with a VG10 stainless steel core (Hrc 59-60)
Handle: Resin impregnated hardwood
Description: The santoku is the traditional Japanese chefs knife. This comfortable design is a fantastic multipurpose chopper. The Santoku style has quickly become the new favorite for chefs in the West.
Kasumi knives are forged in Seki Japan, an area with over 800 years of smithing history. The blade is formed by forging folded layers of soft stainless steel (called a Jigane) around a central core formed from VG10 stainless steel. The central core is tempered to 59 - 60 Rc. This results in an exceptionally keen, long-lasting edge.
The blade is forged quite thin so as to have little or no resistance when cutting through food. Following in the best tradition of knife making, a steel ferrule is forge-welded to the tang to ensure that food particles cannot become lodged between the tang and the handle. Wooden handles are formed from resin impregnated hardwood. These hold up exceptionally well in a demanding kitchen environment.
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