Hammer Finished Chef's Knife - Hakata Santoku, Traditional - 6 1/2 in. (165mm)
Product Description for Hammer Finished Chef's Knife - Hakata Santoku, Traditional - 6 1/2 in. (165mm)
Maker: Yoshikane (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 91655
Blade length: 6.50 in.
Total length: 12.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.75 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Item weight: 5.12 oz.
Shipment weight: 9.2 oz.
Blade: San mai blade forged from SKD stainless steel surrounded by soft SUS-405 stainless steel, Hrc 64
Handle: Ho wood with buffalo horn ferrule
Description: The hakata santoku is a traditional general purpose Japanese chef's knife from the Hakata-ku region of Japan (on Kyushu). This comfortable design is a fantastic multipurpose chopper. The Hakata style is a perfect choice to grab whether slicing onions, chopping parsley, or dicing meats.
The blade is forged using the san mai technique - a hard steel forms the cutting edge and is sandwiched between softer layers of steel. This results in a strong knife with very long edge holding. The core steel is rust resistant SKD die steel, originally designed for cutting metal. It was heat treated to Hrc 64 (very hard!) This is clad with soft SUS-405 stainless steel.
The maker, Mr. Tsuneo Yoshida, is proud of the hand hammered surface and distal taper. The distal taper results in a perfect balance. The hand hammered surface reduces the likelihood of food sticking to the side of the knife while chopping.
The right-handed 'D' shape handle fits comfortably and securely in the hand and is best used by a right-handed user. It is formed from ho wood, the traditional wood for Japanese handles. This wood, which is a relative of magnolia, holds up extremely well in the harsh environment of the kitchen. A buffalo horn ferrule adds nice contrast. Each knife is sent in a nice gift box.
Availability: Not currently available