Masutani VG1 Tsuchime Western 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 Masutani - Masutani san is owned by a brother of Ryusen Hamono. Masutani san decided to produce knives that are great quality but at reasonable prices. His knives are incredible for how much they are.

Knife Shape Santoku
Blade Length 165mm
Steel Type VG1 Stainless Steel
Rockwell Hardness 58:61
Handle Western handle, black Pakka with welded bolster
Blacksmith/Maker Masutani