This new series is a hybrid version of the acclaimed 3 layer Blazen SRS15 Series which had a Western 3 rivet handle and a polished finish made by the legendary Ryusen Forge. The new edition has a traditional Japanese handle made of polished Walnut with SG2 Powder Steel Core and a ‘Soft Tsuchime’ Nashiji finish. The SG2 core has the capacity to be tempered to a very high level of hardness (62:64 HRC) thus sharpened to a surgically sharp edge that is very enduring. The super thin blades are easy to sharpen. The undulating ‘Soft Tsuchime’ Nashiji finish allows oily / fatty foods to be released from the knife without sticking and the polished Walnut handle add a touch of luxury that is ergonomically sound. The overall functionality and aesthetic is in keeping with uncompromising Japanese standards. SANTOKU (San – 3 & Toku – benefit): This is the classic Japanese chef’s knife. It is flat from the handle end for about ½ way to the tip and then gently curves to a point. It is ideal for straight vertical chopping, horizontal slicing and roll cutting. Function – Multi-purpose chef knife. For Slicing, Dicing and Mincing of vegetables, meat and fish. Normal length – 165mm to 180mm (smaller 140mm are available in a few collections) Tip: The 170mm/180mm is the most popular multipurpose knife.
All knives come with one free sharpening. Avoid using on frozen foods and on bones.