Santoku 180mm Silverback HAP40 - Tsuchime Finished, Complite Handle Grey
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The classic Japanese Stantoku chef's knife made of modern high performance blade steel and special surface
HAP40 is an exceptional steel that has not been used for chef's knives for too long. It belongs to the group of powder metallurgical steels, which obtain a more uniform steel structure than cast steels by melting pure metal powder under pressure. Particularly noteworthy is the extreme hardness of the HAP40 steel used for this blade. Through a special heat treatment with salt baths, the steel achieves a hardness of HRC 65-67.
Currently, HAP40 is only processed by a few Japanese blacksmiths in the traditional way, so the supply of HAP40 blades is still very limited. We are therefore proud to offer our own HAP40 series. We have the Silverback HAP40 knives forged for us by specialists in and around Seki, Japan, according to our specifications and are pleased to be able to offer this series at attractive prices. Each knife in this series is engraved with the Silverback "銀 背" (Japanese for silverback) and is therefore unique and only available from us. The HAP40 core of this Silverback Knives Santoku is surrounded by a 404 stainless steel sheath. This sheath steel has been machined so that the surface in the upper blade area has a hammered surface. This surface structure is called Tsuchime and serves on the one hand the optics, at the same time, however, food sticks less during cutting, because small air pockets between blade and cut material arise during cutting.
The sheath steel is forged around the core steel using the San Mai method. This chef's knife is lightweight and perfectly balanced. The blade, which is very fine compared to other traditional Japanese knives, is often referred to as a laser blade. After hardening, the blade is ground on both sides and set into the Complite handle. This is made of high quality reinforced wood, resulting in excellent robustness and durability.
The Santoku has a blade length of 180 mm and forms a point at the end of the blade. An interesting feature of this knife is the slightly curved blade shape at the back of the blade. On the one hand, this geometry saves weight, which improves the balance of the knife, and at the same time this blade back creates a dynamic look.
Santoku knife in German means "knife of the three virtues". This translation already describes santokus well, as they are equally suitable for cutting meat, fish and vegetables.
The Santoku is an all-purpose knife and can be used for meat, fish, fruit and vegetables. The fine chopping of herbs or onions is just as feasible as coarse preparation work. The relatively high blade in relation to the blade length is characteristic of this type of knife.
This Santoku is suitable for cooks with professional demands as well as for hobby cooks. The high hardness of the steel allows for an extremely sharp blade that lasts about 3-5 times longer than traditional knife steels. Look forward to your first paper test at home!
- Length blade: 180mm
- Height blade: 46mm
- Length handle: 140mm
- Length knife: 330mm
- Weight: 151g
- Handle: Complite gray
- Hardness grade core steel: HRC 66-67
- Sheath steel: Stainless steel 404 with polished surface
- Blade construction: 3-ply according to the San Mai method
- Double sided grinding of the cutting edge
Product and care instructions
This knife is not suitable for hard cut foods such as bones and frozen foods.
These knives should never be put in the dishwasher and must be hand rinsed and dried after each use for long life.
If not properly cared for, these blades tend to rust.
In addition, regular treatment with oil is recommended.
Since the knives are handmade, each one is unique. This also means that the knives may differ slightly from each other visually.