The Santoku is a all purpose knife with a round tip. The blade is shorter and thinner, making it perfect for home cooking. Santoku literally means “three virtues”, and can be used for meat, fish, and vegetables.
Forged and hammered with 46 layers of steel in the Damascus tradition with VG-10 Core, this knife is complimented with a traditional Japanese style handcrafted “Shitan” Rosewood handle affixed with a Double Mahogany bolster. A protective wooden sheath called a “Saya” is included, which protects the knife and adds to its appearance when not in use. The hammered texture of the blade eliminates friction and keeps food from sticking to the blade. Santoku is Japanese for “three virtues” referring to the shape of the blade which comprises aspects of the traditional vegetable knife , Usuba, and Gyuto in one knife making it a favorite among chefs and cooks everywhere. Every knife from Yoshihiro is handcrafted by master artisans creating a unique one of a kind work of art. Available in 7-inch with a limited lifetime warranty.