Murata Wa Santoku 165mm

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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 Takeo Murata - Located in Kochi, Takeo Murata is well known as the top knife maker of Shikoku Island. In 1965, at the age of 16, he started his apprenticeship working with his uncle Tokaiji, the foremost blacksmith of his time. His knives represent some of the best Japan has to offer. The kanji on the knife blade reads “Made by Buhou”. Buhou is Murata’s chosen artisan name, kind of like how Ian Fraser Kilmister is more commonly known as Lemmy.

Knife Shape Santoku
Blade Length 165mm
Steel Type Aogami #2 (Blue Carbon Steel)
Rockwell Hardness 61:63
Handle Wa (Japanese) Handle, Oval Chestnut wood handle with water buffalo horn collar
Blacksmith/Maker Takeo Murata

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