5-1/2-inch Santoku knife for chopping, slicing, and dicing
Precision-forged in Japan by renowned blade manufacturer KAI
Blade with 33 layers of stainless steel for a rust-free Damascus look
Comfortable D-shaped Pakkawood handle; steel end-cap; washing by hand recommended
Measures approximately 10-1/2 by 2 by 4/5 inches
NSF certified for use in commercial kitchens.
Blade core consists of high-carbon VG-10, a Japanese super steel known for its edge retention, allowing the knives to hold their sharp edges for years.
Blades boast a 16-degree angle, making these the sharpest knives out of the box. This is sharper than traditional European blades, which are usually sharpened to 20-22 degrees.
Clad with 16 layers of SUS410/SUS431 Pattern Damascus stainless steel on each side for strength and flexibility.
Damascus styling adds to the beauty of the knife while the microscopic air pockets created by the cladding process reduces friction during slicing.
D-shaped handle fits in the palm and provides comfort and control, keeping the knife's handle secure in the hand during use.
Available standard in D-shaped handle styles or by special order in reverse D-shaped handle styles.
Pakkawood handles, made of resin-impregnated hardwood, are NSF Certified for use in commercial kitchens.
Produced in Seki City, Japan, the capital of samurai sword manufacturing.
Rockwell hardness rating of 60-61 ensures that it takes and holds its incredibly sharp edge longer.
Hand wash and dry recommended
Blade Material:VG-10 hardened Japanese steel cutting core, clad with 16 layers of SUS410/SUS431 Pattern Damascus stainless steel on each side, for a total of 33 layers of metal.
Cutting angle:16 degrees per side (comprehensive angle 32 degrees). This is sharper than European knives, ground to 20-22 degrees per side.
Handle Material:PakkaWood (resin-impregnated hardwood) D-Shaped handle available in right and (by special order) left-handed versions.
Sharpening recommendations:Weekly honing to maintain the blade, sharpening as needed with professional sharpener or Asian-style electric sharpener.
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