|Blade Length||165 mm|
|Blade Height||49 mm|
|Blade Thickness Above Heel||3.2 mm|
|Steel Type||VS1 Semi-Stainless Steel with Stainless Steel Cladding|
|Handle||Wa (Japanese) Handle - Octagon Tochi Chestnut Water Buffalo Horn Collar|
|Knife Line||Masashi Kaijin|
|Made in||Tsubame-Sanjo, Niigata, Japan|
A note about measurements: Handmade Japanese knives can vary in their dimensions, so these measurements are only an example.
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 their unique shape and smaller easy-to-handle size.
About Masashi Kaijin - Masashi-san started his own workshop in 2013 after learning the family trade alongside his older brother Kazuomi at Yoshikane Hamono. Despite his young age, Masashi makes a beautif64-65ully polished and crazy sharp blade and can make his steel harder than other makers through unique heat-treating processes.
The name Kaijin translates to 'Ash', inspired by the ash in his workshop and tobacco ash from his trademark cigarettes. The VS1 steel can take an exceptionally sharp edge and hold it longer than most Japanese knives, with a bit less brittleness than most uber-hard blades. Tochi wood is a beautifully simple accent as a handle, in a grippy octagon shape that's a favourite of staff and customers alike.
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