Santoku knife, HAP40 steel, polished finish - Hatsukokoro
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This range of knives offers exceptional value for the steel offered. HAP40 is a new breed of powder steel offering excellent edge retention while still remaining easy to sharpen unlike some of the other powder steels.
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:HAP40. This is a semi stainless powder steel manufactured by Hitachi steel. It has high amounts of tungsten, vanadium, molybdenum and cobalt making it a very tough steel. Add to this over 1.2% carbon and we have a steel capable of extreme hardness and edge retention.
FINISH: Polished or Migaki
HANDLE: Octagonal walnut handle with a buffalo ferrule.
LENGTH: 180mm blade length.
BEST FOR: Thin knives in all the classic shapes, finished to a high standard.
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