Santoku knife, VG10 stainless steel, damascus finish - Kagekiyo *
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This new range of knives from Kagekiyo once again delivers on quality and performance in spades.
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: VG10. A premium high carbon Japanese Stainless steel capable of impressive hardness.
FINISH: Damascus or Suminagashi. This type of finish is made by creating a Kitaeji; which is produced by repeatedly folding/stacking then compressing two different steels until they create a laminated pattern. This can then be manipulated in various ways to produce the maker’s desired pattern effect. This material is then clad around the core metal of the blade as an elaborate protective layer for the core steel - thus giving the knife a beautiful and striking appearance.
HANDLE: Western micarta handle.
LENGTH: 180mm in length.
MAKER: Baba Hamono - Sakai City, Japan
BEST FOR: Those wanting the quality that Kagekiyo stands for but with a familiar handle.
SAUNDERS SAYS: "This is Helens go to knife range and there is enough around for her to pick from"
These knives are hand-forged so there may be slight variations in measurements and finishes.