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 of the Blacksmith: Born in 1942, Ken Kageura is a 25th generation black- smith and has been making knives for over 50 years. Hailing from the city of Yusuhara on Shikoku Island, his methods are super cool; old school and modern all at the same time. Kaguera-san puts more effort than most into making his knives. The primary example of this is his penchant for recycled materials. He often uses scrap metal in the form of discarded hand tools, or even a ship’s hull to clad his high quality carbon steel creations. The result is something unlike any other blacksmith’s work we know of.
||#2 Aogami (Blue carbon) Steel
||American Cherry with Red Pakka Collar
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