Posted on 2023-09-13
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  •  Slovenia
  • $160.00

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Product description

Blade shape: Santoku
Steel: VG-10
Construction: San-mai / Damascus
Hardness (HRC): 60-61
Knife length: 290 mm
Blade length: 170 mm
Blade width: 46 mm
Blade thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 130 g
Handle length : 120 mm
Handle Type / Material: Classical Western (Yo) Handle / micarta
Blacksmith: Kunio Masutani
Forge Location: ECHIZEN – TAKEFU KNIFE VILLAGE / Fukui Prefecture / Japan

Santoku is the most widespread form of Japanese kitchen knife, as it is very easy to work with. In Japanese, San means the number three, which is why it was named the knife of the three virtues - it will easily prepare vegetable, fish and meat dishes using different cutting techniques. The blade is slightly wider and will shine especially when chopping vegetables on the kitchen board.

The double-sided ground blade is forged from VG-1 steel , surrounded by layers of softer steel that intertwine in a delicate damask pattern.

VG-1 or V Gold 1 is a high carbon steel from Takefu Special Steel Company. It is comparable to AUS-8 and VG-10, except that VG-1 wears less and is more durable. VG-1 also grinds perfectly and resists rust.

Masutani has a special process in the production of knives (Rolling-Forging), with which it can achieve an extremely thin blade . The thickness of the blade largely determines the sharpness of the knife, and thin knives are also easier and faster to sharpen.

The knife has a classic western handle (yo-style), so it will fit perfectly in both palms.

The knife therefore offers incredible quality and performance, and after the first sharpening it will develop to its full potential. It is suitable for buying the first Japanese kitchen knife, but it can also be a wonderful gift.

Kunio Masutani knives are from Echizen, which is one of the centers of blacksmithing in Japan. Blacksmith Masutani is known as an incredibly good knife sharpener and his knives have a superb "out of the box" sharpness. They are high-quality knives that offer an excellent ratio between quality and price.


  • Unused (new item)

In original packaging?

  • Yes

Country of origin

  • Japan


  • Masutani

Blade shape

  • Santoku

Blade length (mm)


Steel category

  • Other steel category

Steel type

  • VG-1

Steel hardness (HRC)

  • 61

Handle material

  • Micarta

Seller's return policy

  • International & Domestic returns (5-day Return Policy)

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