Product Description for Petit Santoku
Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 84495
Blade length: 4.75 in.
Total length: 9.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.60 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 3.36 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 52100 carbon steel with a low temp triple quench and triple temper for high performance edge retention
Handle: African blackwood
Description: Bill Burke, who was honored as a journeyman smith June 2003, is best known for creating some of the best hunters that can be found anywhere. Recently, he put his attentions to creating a small number of chef's knives. The results are exceptional.
Like his hunting knives, this petite santoku was pre-tested for edge flex and cutting ability before assembly. 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. This smaller santoku is a great knife for small task such as chopping garlic and onions.
The heat treatment followed the formulas developed by Ed Fowler, Bill's teacher, and has been proven to create some of the sharpest and most long lasting edges found anywhere.
A differential heat treatment is clearly visible in the differential hardness line approximately three quarters up the blade. This results in a soft, supportive spine and an extremely hard, long lasting edge. The octagonal handle is formed from African blackwood -- one of the hardest woods found anywhere. Exceptional work throughout.
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