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 Haruyuki Kuma -This knife is no-nonsense, pure performance and bad-ass. Cooks and chefs love them because it is simple, sleek and blazing sharp. These are in fact, the knives that turned Kevin on to Japanese blades and birthed Knifewear. He bought a 180mm santoku in 1999 and it still hangs in the Calgary shop to this day!
SRS15 high-speed powder steel is mega hard steel capable of a Lightsaber-esque edge that will stick around for a long time. Combined with a very fine-grained structure it feels absolutely silky when cutting, so much so they have been called ‘clinical’.
The round cherrywood handle with red pakka wood collar adds a classy touch for those looking for something a little more traditional. The forward balance makes for a light knife that does most of the work for you.
|Spine Thickness at Heel||2.7mm|
|Weight||116g Steel Type||SRS15 Stainless Steel|
|Handle||Wa (Japanese) Handle, Round Cherry wood handle with Black Pakka wood collar|
|Knife Line||Haruyuki Kuma|