About the Shape: This is also a multi purpose knife, but with a slight vegetable bias. Santoku means 'Three Virtues' or 'To solve Three Problems'. The virtues or problems are slicing, dicing and mincing. Santoku is usually found in 160mm - 190mm lengths. These are more and more popular in Western kitchens due to the unique shape and smaller easy to handle size.
|Blade Length ||165mm|
|Steel Type ||#2 Shirogami (White Carbon)|
|Rockwell Hardness ||61:63
||Wa (Japanese) Handle, Octagon Cherry wood with black Pakka wood collar|
About Mazaki San: Mazaki-san is relatively young blacksmith from Sanjo. He was originally from island of Hokkaido. When he was travelling all over Japan on his bike, he stopped in Sanjo and fascinated by their knife making/blacksmithing industry in the area. He decided that he wanted to become a blacksmith, so he went to work for Yoshikane. He spent about 5 years apprenticing at Yoshikane, but decided he would like to pursue into more traditional way of making knives. He forge-weld all of his carbon steel knives in house and finish his bevel with various different whetstones by hand. He tries to be true to the trade.