These are our most affordable high-end Damascus knives. With a core of Hitachi AUS 8 steel, high-carbon stainless steel (.8% -.95%C), that has the capacity to be hardened and toughened to a high level – creating a sharp enduring edge – that is easy to regrind. The 33 layer blade is forged by a small family run factory under the expert eyes of Oda san a 4th generation blacksmith. Surgical sharpness, easy maintenance and an aesthetically appealing knife at the most accessible price.
The D-shaped handles are formed from laminated hardwood and have a stainless bolster and end cap for comfort and balance.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.