The Yoshihiro Blue Steel Santoku Chefs knife with Stainless steel Cladding is designed for multipurpose use and is great for home or professional use. The most versatile and one of the most popular knives that a cook can have today is a Santoku knife. The Santoku knife is a Japanese all-purpose knife with a round tip. The blade is shorter and thinner, making it perfect for home cooking. Santoku literally mean three virtues, and can be used for meat, fish, and vegetables. Preparing delicious meals starts with taking wholesome ingredients and using the best tools such as a high quality chefs knife to make every meal into something special. From dicing, slicing, and chopping fresh produce from a farmers market to carving a roast chicken straight from the oven, even the simplest tasks are elevated with a handcrafted knife that is as beautiful as it is functional.
The Blue steel #2 high carbon steel core, with an HRC of 63-64, provides an extremely sharp edge that is able to maintain its sharpness over extended period of time. The stainless steel cladding allows much of the blade to be more forgiving to exposure of water while still having the superior edge retention and sharpness intact. With its handmade Japanese style octagonal-shaped rosewood handle affixed with double redwood bolsters. this knife is light and well balanced. A lacquered magnolia wood saya cover comes together with the knife for easy and safe storage.