Sakai Takayuki VG10 33 Layer Damascus Kengata Santoku 160mm

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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 - 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.
The most famous blacksmith at the company is Itsuo Doi - they have built a factory for him to work in and produce his art. The collective is also host to the knife-sharpening Yamatsuka family.

Knife Shape Santoku
Blade Length 160mm
Steel Type
VG10 Stainless Steel
Rockwell Hardness 60:62
Handle Wa (Japanese) handle, Octagon Cherry with red Pakka collar
Blacksmith/Maker Sakai Takayuki

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