Santoku means "the 3 virtues" (slicing, dicing, mincing) and stands for this knife's high versatility. It is the perfect multi-purpose knife for vegetables, meat and fish. This great universal tool isn't as intimidating as a large chef knife and therefore perfectly suited to initiate you to the great world of Japanese knives.
The blade is VG10 steel with a hammered finish, and the compressed wood handle was based of the occidental model, which is more comfortable for certain people.
This is an ambidextrous knife with a 50/50 blade angle.
Terukazu Takamura is a third generation blacksmith operating in the renowned city of Takefu.
Takamura Hamono, in the Takefu Knife Village of Echizen, in the Fukui prefecture in Japan, was started by Isamu Takamura, right after the war. Today, the manufacture is ran by his grandson Terukazu Takamura and the blacksmiths still oversea each and every step of the knife making process.
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|Country of origin||Japan|
|Material||TUS High Carbon Stainless steel|
|Rockwell hardness||HRC 61|