Santoku knife, HAP40 steel, polished finish - Hatsukokoro


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.

MAKER: Hatsukokoro

BEST FOR: Thin knives in all the classic shapes, finished to a high standard. 

SAUNDERS SAYS: "Thin and fit, and some of the best fit and finish around."