Tadafusa Hocho Kobo HK-2 Santoku 170mm

The simple and stylish Tadafusa Hocho Kobo santoku. If you want a killer Japanese cutting edge, at a very competitive price, this is the knife. Perfect for the minimalist chef.

The simple and stylish Tadafusa Hocho Kobo santoku. If you want a killer Japanese cutting edge, at a very competitive price, this is the knife. Perfect for the minimalist chef.

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 170mm
Blade Height 42mm
Steel Type SLD Stainless Steel
Rockwell Hardness 60:62
Edge/Bevel Double (50/50)
Handle Oval Chestnut handle with welded bolster
Manufacturer Tadafusa
Knife Line Tadafusa Hocho Kobo

About Tadafusa: Sone-san has learned from the past—his grandfather, Torasaburo Sone-san, founded Tadafusa in Sanjo way back in 1948. Sanjo has been a blacksmithing epicentre for several hundred years, and it’s also home to some of the most well respected Sake distilleries and winter sports resorts. Unsurprisingly, Sone-san has a very strong sense of civic pride. He’s dedicated to keep all of their production in Sanjo to help create employment opportunities locally. This extends not just to his generation, Sone-san wants Tadafusa to stay in Sanjo so the next generation can inherit this tradition and improve upon their craft. 
As president and head-blacksmith, Sone-san has a team of highly trained blacksmiths that can churn out affordable hand-forged blades without ever compromising on quality.

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