Sakai Takayuki Homura by Itsuo Doi Kengata Santoku 195mm

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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 Sakai Takayuki Homura -

Sakai Takayuki is well-known as the largest knife maker in Sakai. The company hosts a number of blacksmiths and craftsmen who work together to create a huge array of knives. Although the Sakai region traditionally specializes in single-bevel blades, Sakai Takayuki makes many different shapes.

Knife Shape Kengata Gyuto
Blade Length 195mm
Blade Height
Spine Thickness at Heel
Weight
Steel Type #2 Aogami (Blue carbon) core with Carbon Steel Cladding
Rockwell Hardness 61-63
Edge/Bevel Double (50/50)
Handle Wa (Japanese) Handle, Octagon Ebony wood handle with buffalo horn collar
Maker Sakai Takayuki
Blacksmith Itsuo Doi
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