Sakai Genkichi Warikomi Blue steel 2 Santoku knife 180mm (7.1) Magnolia Wood with Akebono-Nuri Urushi Lacque
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Sakai Genkichi Warikomi Blue steel 2 Santoku knife 180mm (7.1) Magnolia Wood with Akebono-Nuri Urushi Lacque

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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 stainless steel) using high-purity Hitachi Blue steel 2 (Aogami #2) carbon steel as a core. Japanese-style knife handle made from Magnolia Wood with unique Japanese Akebono-Nuri Urushi finished

Knife purpose: 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.
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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 stainless steel) using high-purity Hitachi Blue steel 2 (Aogami #2) carbon steel as a core. Japanese-style knife handle made from Magnolia Wood with unique Japanese Akebono-Nuri Urushi finished. This resin-finished provides excellent non-slip, waterproof, and antibacterial properties to the handle. The perfect blade shape and Hitachi carbon steel Blue steel 2 (Aogami #2) as a core will guarantee excellent cutting ability and sharpness. The blade is corrosion-resistant. But core steel is a High carbon Aogami #2, so for preventing corrosion for sure, it is still better to 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 Genkichi
Knife Style Japanese Style
Blade Bevel Grind Double-edged
Total Knife Lenth (mm/Inch) 310/12.30
Blade Lenth (mm/Inch) 180/7.10
Blade Height at Base/Heel (mm/Inch) 48/1.9
Blade Steel / Core steel Blue steel 2
Blade Core Hardness 61-62HRC
Blade Construction / Structure Warikomi/ Inserted core steel
Knife Handle Material Magnolia Wood lacquer with Akebono-Nuri Urushi
Handle Bolster No
Total Knife Weight (g/Oz) 103/3.63
Hand-sharpened Yes
Place of Origin Sakai Japan

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