- Blade Length : about 180mm(7inch), Whole Length : about 305mm(12inch), Weight : about 180g(6.3oz)
- Made in Japan.
- Double Bevel and available for both right hander and left hander.
- Blade Material : (core)Aogami Super Steel Hardness : around HRC64 +/- 1, (both side) Stainless Steel.
- Recommendable just for those who know about sharpening knives.
Santoku is Multi-purpose utility knife.
This knife is an Multi-purpose utility knife for home use providing
a wide blade and it combines meat cutting knife and vegetable cutting knife.
Since this knife can be used in 3 ways, specifically cutting meat,
vegetables and boneless fish, it is called Santoku (literally meaning 3 virtues).
This knife made of three-layer structure. Core material is Aogami Super Steel, and both side material is soft stainless steel. Aogami Super Steel is a superlative steel for professional knives. So it is extremely sharp and sharpness long lasting. However, it gets rust easily so it needs keep it maintenance.
What is AOGAMI SUPER?
Hitachi Co., around 1.4% carbon, aogami base + 0.4% molybdenum, 0.4% vanadium, HRC 61-65.
This high quality steel is even harder and stronger when it is treated well. Able to take very sharp, resistant edges, it cuts beautifully.