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  • Shigefusa Kurouchi Santoku 165mm

    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
    Uddeholm Swedish Carbon Steel
    Rockwell Hardness
    61:63
    Handle
    Wa (Japanese) Handle, D-Shaped magnolia wood handle with water buffalo horn collar
    Blacksmith Shigefusa
    About Shigefusa - Shigefusa is probably one of the best known and most respected knife makers coming from Sanjo in Niigata, Japan. Izuka-san, the man behind the Shigefusa name, makes some of the World’s most sought after knives. We’ve heard both Masashi Yamamoto and Bob Kramer say that Izuka-san is the best. Izuka-san has a very impressive resume for a blacksmith. He started his training under Kosuke Iwasaki, the father of the man making some of our favourite kamisori straight razors, where he learned basic techniques and a more scientific approach to looking at steel. After learning what he could, he apprenticed under the legendary Nagashima-san who taught him how to take what he learned and apply it to making kitchen knives. Izuka-san is like Luke Skywalker. He started his training with Obi Wan then finished up with Yoda, obviously he’s a force to be reckoned with. Read more
    Shape Santoku
    Blade Length 165 mm
    Edge/Bevel Double (50/50)
    Brand Shigefusa

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