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The Santoku knife style originated in Japan. "Santoku" means three virtues or three uses. Suggested uses: Precision mincing, dicing, slicing, chopping meat proteins and vegetables. This Sakai Takayuki Western style series from Hasu-Seizo that has a blade with a hammer eye pattern and features a beautiful ripple. It is resistant to rust.
Made in Japan.
Damascus 45 Layer (AUS-10 core)
180mm (approx 7") Santoku/Multipurpose
Japanese style handle made with Walnut wood
Blade Width: 45 mm
Blade Thickness: 2 mm
Handle Length: 135 mm
Handle Thickness: 22 mm
Please do not cut bone or frozen food. It may cause chipping or other damage. Do not put in the dishwasher.
Damascus steel is a beautifully patterned steel material that was originally produced in the Damascus region of Syria since it was said to be called warts steel. The current Damascus steel produces an elegant ripple to alternately superimpose and polish two kinds of steel materials. Often times the Damascus steel is wrapped around a core metal such as VG-10 or Silver-3 to give the knife additional qualities, whether that be functional or aesthetic. This steel has good edge retention and has very good corrosion resistance. In Damascus style knives it is often used as the core, with the Damascus steel wrapped around.