The Santoku is an all-purpose knife with a round tip. The blade is shorter and thinner, making it perfect for home cooking. Santoku literally means three virtues, and can be used for meat, fish, and vegetables. It is the most versatile and one of the most popular chef knives that a cook can have. Preparing delicious meals starts with taking wholesome ingredients and using the best tools such as a high quality chefs knife to make every meal into something special. From dicing, slicing, and chopping fresh produce from a farmers market to carving a roast chicken straight from the oven, even the simplest tasks are elevated with a handcrafted knife that is as beautiful as it is functional.
Our VG-10 Damascus Santoku Chef Knife is forged with a Western style curved blade that smoothly rocks back and forth with an extended tip for quick chopping. Forged with 16 layers of steel in the Damascus tradition with a VG-10 core, this knife is complimented with a traditional Japanese style handcrafted natural Magnolia handle affixed with a Water Buffalo Horn bolster. A protective wooden sheath called a Saya is included, which protects the knife and adds to its appearance when not in use. Every knife from Yoshihiro is handcrafted by master artisans creating a unique one of a kind work of art.