Sakai Genkichi Warikomi White steel 2 Santoku knife 180mm (7.1) Magnolia Wood with  Negoro-Nuri Urushi Lacque - Knife-Life - Best Japanese Knife Store
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Sakai Genkichi Warikomi White steel 2 Santoku knife 180mm (7.1) Magnolia Wood with Negoro-Nuri Urushi Lacque

This "OLD SCHOOL" Santoku knife was made by Sakai Genkichi from Sakai city in Osaka Prefecture in Japan. 180mm long blades are hand-forged in Japanese traditional method "Varicomi" (Inserted hard steel between softer) using high-purity Hitachi White steel 2 (Shirogami #2) carbon steel as a core. Japanese-style knife handle made from Magnolia Wood with unique Japanese Negoro-Nuri Urushi finished.


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This "OLD SCHOOL" Santoku knife was made by Sakai Genkichi from Sakai city in Osaka Prefecture in Japan. 180mm long blades are hand-forged in Japanese traditional method "Varicomi" (Inserted hard steel between softer) using high-purity Hitachi White steel 2 (Shirogami #2) carbon steel as a core. Japanese-style knife handle made from Magnolia Wood with unique Japanese Negoro-Nuri Urushi finished. This resin-finished provides excellent non-slip, waterproof, and antibacterial properties to the handle. The perfect blade shape and Hitachi White steel 2 (Shirogami #2) as a core will guarantee excellent cutting ability and sharpness but low rust resistance. To prevent corrosion, please wipe the blade to dry after every use. Genkichi Santoku knife is a perfect choice for home "Everyday" cooking and is highly recommended for professionals. Knife packed in premium Japanese authentic gift box with traditional patterns.

Knife Type Santoku
Brand Sakai GenkichiSakai Genkichi
Knife Style Japanese Style
Blade Bevel Grind Double-edged
Total Knife Lenth (mm/Inch) 318/12.60
Blade Lenth (mm/Inch) 180/7.10
Blade Height at Base/Heel (mm/Inch) 48/1.9
Blade Steel / Core steel White steel 2
Blade Core Hardness 63HRC
Blade Construction / Structure Warikomi/ Inserted core steel
Blade Cladding Steel White steel 2
Knife Handle Material Magnolia Wood lacquer with Negoro-Nuri Urushi
Handle Bolster No
Total Knife Weight (g/Oz) 158/5.57
Hand-sharpened Yes
Place of Origin Sakai Japan
Japanese Santoku Knife is the most popular middle-size multipurpose kitchen knife in Japan. Blade length is usually between 15 and 18 cm. In Japanese, Santoku means “Three Virtues,” it is a great knife for cutting, slicing, and chopping. Santoku knives were created after the end of World War II, during the Japanese economic miracle by mixing Japanese traditional Nakiri knives with Western classic Chef knives.

After use, wash it with a soft sponge, wipe the knife dry and store safely. Avoid cutting the bones, frozen foods, hard fruit pits.

Recommended cutting surface: wood, rubberized boards, and high-end composites, as well as quality plastics such as polyethylene, make acceptable cutting surfaces and will help protect and extend the life of the knife's edge. AVOID using glass, metal, countertops, and other rigid, unyielding surfaces.

We think that sharpening all quality Japanese knives on whetstones produces the finest results for your blades.

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