Yoshihiro Black-Forged High Performance SLD Damascus Steel Masashi Santoku Multipurpose Chef knife Ironwood Handle

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The Santoku knife is a Japanese all-purpose knife with a round tip. The blade is shorter and thinner, making it perfect for home cooking. Santoku literally mean three virtues, and can be used for meat, fish, and vegetables.Every knife from Yoshihiro is handcrafted by master artisans creating a unique one of a kind work of art.

The High Performance SLD is among the new generation of steels being engineered in Japan that endeavor to surpass the capabilities of existing metals. Its main features is that it is highly wear resistant with a hardness level that rivals blue high carbon steel with a fairly good level of stain resistance. What this means is that this combination of features allows for a knife with excellent sharpness, long edge retention, with a stainless durability. The hardness of the steel is further improved by utilizing the Damascus technique in its construction. The layers range from 33 to 35 depending on the blade size and instantly adds a functional and aesthetic dimension to the knife that is stunning.

In addition, this particular knife emphasizes a superior cutting edge by utilizing a thin blade design that will effortlessly cut through foods with very little abrasions to its surface. The brilliant mirror finish is also worth a remark. It is not only visually beautiful to observe, it makes the metal easier to clean and preserve.

The knife is complimented with a handcrafted Octagonal Ironwood handle which is comfortable for both left and right handed users. A optional Lacquered Magnolia wood Saya Cover comes together with the knife for easy and safe storage. 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.

HRC 63-64 Handle Material Ironwood
Grade Kurouchi Black-Forged Damascus SLD Bolster Material Water Buffalo Horn (color varies)
Stain Resistant Yes Handle Shape Octagonal
Blade Material High Performance SLD  Saya Cover Optional: Nuri Lacquered Magnolia
Edge Angle Double Edged

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