Santoku knife 165mm - Tanegashima - Aogami 2 Kurouchi
Compact and lightweight santoku for daily preparation.
This santoku is a good compromise of performance, price paired with traditional look. It is a hand forged santoku knife from the Hon-Tanegashima forge. Tanegashima is an island in the south of Japan and the forge is family run and lives the traditional craft. The knife is comparatively light and the Kurouchi finish protects the blade from oxidation. Kurouchi is a specific process to treat the surface and is widely used on genuine Japanese knives. Santoku knife is the most famous knife shape from Japan and is a mixture of meat and vegetable knife. This knife can be used to do precise work as well as preparing larger quantities of meat, fish or vegetables. This santoku has a blade that is not quite as high, so it almost resembles the shape of a gyuto. So you can see it a nice and practical compromise between gyuto and classic santoku.
- Length blade: 165mm
- Height blade: 36mm
- Length handle: 122mm
- Length blade: 301mm
- Weight: 112g
- Hardness grade core steel: HRC 62-63
- Sheath steel: Non-stainless carbon steel
- Blade structure: 3-ply according to the San Mai method
- Double sided grinding of the cutting edge
- Handle: Rosewood
- Ferrule: Pakka wood black
PRODUCT AN CARE INSTRUCTIONS
- This knife is not suitable for hard cuts such as bones and frozen food.
- These knives should never be put in the dishwasher and must be rinsed and dried by hand after each use to ensure long life.
- If not properly cared for, these blades tend to rust. Regular treatment with oil is also recommended.
- As the knives are handmade, each individual knife is unique.
- This also means that the knives may differ slightly in appearance.