Yu Kurosaki Sasame Santoku 165mm

The cobalt special steel of the Sasame Santoku by Yu Kurosaki is a staff favorite. It's surprisingly lightweight and looks good in low light for all your romantic cooking needs. 

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 Shape Santoku
Blade Length 165mm
Blade Height 45mm
Weight 125g
Steel Type Cobalt Special Steel
Rockwell Hardness 61:62
Handle Wa (Japanese) Handle, Octagon Cherry with pakka wood collar
Blacksmith Yu Kurosaki
Knife line  Kurosaki Sasame
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