SHAPE: Santoku. Named after the three best things to do with this knife - slicing, dicing and mincing. It is the classic veg prep knife with both good breadth and width.
STEEL: Aogami (blue paper) 2 steel. This is very similar to white paper steel but with tungsten and chromium added to it which helps with edge retention and slows down rusting. This steel differs from Blue 1 in its carbon content, Blue 2 being slightly less. Due to the non stainless nature of this steel care must be taken to dry the knives properly after use.
The core is cladded in Watetsu - a low carbon steel, byproduct of tamahagane production.
FINISH: Traditional Kasumi polished finish. Kasumi roughly translates to “mist” or “cloud” and refers to the hazy appearance of the soft steel/iron cladding, in contrast to the fine polished cutting edge. This elegant finish is very common on traditional style Japanese blades.
HANDLE: 168mm - Octagonal red sandalwood with white buffalo horn ferule and end cap, with three silver spacers
189mm - Octagonal Wenge monowood handle
180mm - Octagonal Oak handle with maple ferule and turquoise spacer
LENGTH: 168mm or 189mm
MAKER: Haruki Miyazaki, Goto Islands, Nagasaki prefecture
SAUNDERS SAYS: "These one of a kind knives by Miyazaki-san are absolutely amazing. We have all got our eye on the petty he has done. Very sexy"
We dispatch orders Monday - Friday with our post collection time at midday. Next day delivery orders need to be placed before 9am to guarantee dispatch. We are able to provide tracking information for orders which will be provided once your order has been dispatched. Full details of the different shipping services are available here.DO YOU DO GIFT WRAPPING?
No problem at all. Everything is beautifully packaged so it will look all present-y and special, and you can also add gift wrapping to your order. Put any gift message in the notes section. We will leave out the shipping note to protect the gift-giver's modesty. Job done. Sit back and wait for the rounds of effusive thanks!
Orders purchased through the website can be collected from either shop. Please select which store you would like to collect from and wait for email confirmation that your order is ready before coming to collect. Stock differs between the warehouse and in-store so it can take up to three days for your order to be fulfilled.DO YOU SHIP INTERNATIONALLY?
Yes. Please see the shipping page here for further info.WHERE DO YOU SHIP FROM?
All items on the website are located in the UK and shipped from the UK.
WHAT IF I WANT TO RETURN IT?
Our returns policy is 30 days for any item in an unused saleable condition. Please look at our full policy here.