Moritaka Ishime Santoku 185mm

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 Moritaka Ishime -Moritaka Hamono was founded in 1293 and have been producing high quality blades for 31 generations. I think they know what they’re doing by now. Five generations ago the family made the switch to producing only Hocho (kitchen knives).The knives made by the Moritaka family have a real classiness and beauty. This series of knives are known for a thinness which translates to fantastic sharpness. This finish is known as Ishime, Rock Surface, and was not used on kitchen knives before this series. This series is exclusive to Knifewear.


Knife Shape Santoku
Blade Length 185mm
Blade Height 48mm
Spine Thickness at Heel 3mm
Weight 146g
Steel Type #2 Aogami (Blue carbon) core with Carbon Steel Cladding
Rockwell Hardness 61-63
Edge/Bevel Double (50/50)
Handle Wa (Japanese) Handle
Blacksmith Moritaka Hamono
Knife Line Moritaka Ishime