Made by the master blacksmiths of a small family forge based in Sanjo, these totally handmade knives are exclusively crafted for the Japanese Knife Company. The outstanding blacksmiths take a small billet of an exclusive 63 Layer Waved Pattern Damascus steel with a VG10 core that is hammer forged and then hands sharpened to create blades of stunning functionality and beauty. With expert heat treatment, the result is ultimate sharpness and long edge retention which whilst being hardened to an outstanding 62:64 HRC are still consummately easy to maintain.
To match the beauty of these stunning Custom Damascus blades we contracted an artisan handle maker in Sakai City to handcraft a traditional octagonal handle from Japanese Horse Chestnut that is both ergonomic and has a spectacular aesthetic.
If you are looking for lightweight knives of outstanding functionality and beauty that are unique then look no further.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.