Takamura Akagouhan Santoku 165mm

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Simply beautiful, simply perfect — the Takamura Akagouhan165mm Santoku is right in that sweet spot for a knife you want to do any and every kitchen task with. It's made from an R2 powder steel that keeps an edge for a long long time between sharpenings.

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.

Knife Shape Santoku
Blade Length 165mm
Steel Type R2 Powder Stainless Steel
Rockwell Hardness 60:62
Handle Material Pakka wood with welded bolster
Blacksmith Terukazu Takamura
Knife Line Takamura Akagouhan