The Senzo Collection knives are constructed from a 69 layer complex Damascus with a VG10 core clad with 16 soft layers on either side. These outstanding knives exemplify Japanese sharpness but with more weight than associated with most Japanese knives. The surgically sharp edge is easy to maintain and will outperform most other knives in this price bracket. The added weight has been achieved by cold forging the blade from a thicker than normal blank (4mm) and compressing it with 3000 pounds per sq. in. of pressure and then pressed again with a Tscuchime mould. The resulting knife is both dense (extremely tough) and breathtakingly sharp with indents on the top part of the knife that reduces the sticking of fatty, oily or starchy foods.
The stainless bolster and oval hardwood handle have a thin red ring of a heat-resistant polymer between them that acts as a cushion if the steel bolster and wood handle expand and contract differently in extreme conditions.
The Senzo Collection is destined to be the benchmark against which most other commercially produced knives will be judged.
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.