Damascus Santoku, 165mm (6 1/2 in)
Product Description for Damascus Santoku, 165mm (6 1/2 in)
Maker: Yokayama (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 86359
Blade length: 6.50 in.
Total length: 11.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.80 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.07 in.
Item weight: 5.90 oz.
Shipment weight: 8.75 oz.
Blade: Stainless Damascus san mai blade with a VG10 core
Bolster: Forge welded stainless steel
Handle: Pakka wood
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.
Construction of the blade begins by forging layers of stainless steel together. This time consuming process creates a Jigane (the outside layers of the blade) with a beautiful Damascus pattern. The maker then begins preparation of the Hagane (the middle layer of the blade) by forging high carbon stainless steel, alloyed with cobalt. The basic construction of the blade is competed by forge-welding the Hagane between two layers of Jigane. Following in the best tradition of knife making, a steel ferrule is forge-welded to the tang to ensure that food particles can not become lodged between the tang and the handle. The handle, made from multiple layers of wood impregnated with resin, is riveted to the full length tang and will last a lifetime. It has been nicely rounded and feels very comfortable when held. The blades are fully honed. Knives come packaged in a special gift box.
Availability: Backordered - usually ships in 1-2 weeks