Masashi Kemuri Santoku 165mm

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.

About Masashi Kemuri -Masashi-san makes a beautifully polished and crazy sharp blade, working entirely by himself hand-forging, sharpening, and putting on the handles. He’s also a bit of a risk taker, forging knives in his flip-flops and lighting cigarettes off white-hot knife steel. Bad. Ass. The unassuming Kemuri series is an extremely hard worker thanks to the power of SLD stainless steel, which stays sharp like carbon steel but doesn't rust. The burned chestnut and ox-horn handle adds a flash of sexiness to these slick-looking blades.


Knife Shape Santoku
Blade Length 165mm
Blade Height 52mm
Weight
Spine Thickness at Heel
Steel Type SLD Stainless Steel
Rockwell Hardness 60-62
Edge/Bevel Double (50/50)
Handle Wa (Japanese) Handle, Oval/Octagon Chestnut wood handle with water buffalo horn collar
Blacksmith Masashi Yamamoto
Knife Line Masashi Kemuri