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Kanetsugu Pro M Series PM-03 Santoku 170mm (6.6 inch)

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The secret behind the outstanding cutting performance of Kanetsugu knives is their custom-designed convex blade profile and their thin cutting edges, which are suitable for fine cutting tasks. The AUS-8 Molybdenum Vanadium stainless steel blades of the Pro M series are corrosion-resistant, tough, strong and easy of re-sharpen. These characteristics make them very suitable for first-time users of Japanese knives, but cost-conscious professionals will also appreciate them. Their handles are made from black-colored pakkawood, which is water-resistant, durable and very stable. The rounded handle shape provides a comfortable, secure grip and is well balanced against the weight of the blade.

The tall blade and rounded nose / tip of the Santoku make it a versatile knife that is well suited to cutting meat, fish, or vegetables; Hence it’s name, which literally means “Three-purpose”. The Santoku is often recommended as a multi-purpose kitchen knife.

Knife Model: Kanetsugu Pro M Series Santoku

Blade Material:  AUS-8 Molybdenum Vanadium Stainless Steel

Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 57

Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50

Handle Material: Black Pakka Wood Handle with Stainless Steel Bolster

Saya Included: No.


Santoku 170mm (6.6")
Cutting edge length: 170mm
Total Length: 300mm
Blade Thickness: 2mm
Blade Width: 43mm
Handle Length: 113mm
Total Weight: 155g



This knife comes with 50/50 double bevel edge geometry for both right and left handed use.

For your information, Japanese Kitchen knives are generally designed for right hand use with a slightly thicker and rounded grinding on the right side blade and a less rounded (almost straight flat) grinding on the left side blade. However, both right and left hander can use the knives that have double bevel edge sharpened 50/50 without problems. 

We believe quality and performance of Japanese knives are best in the world and hope you enjoy fine craftsmanship and spirits from your new knife. With proper cares, every Japanese knife can be your special cooking partner for long time.



This is the Stainless steel blade kitchen knife, which has good rust resistance for easy maintenance. However even stainless steel blade kitchen knife has rust situation if you leave it with wet condition.

  • Before starting to use the knife, please wash it with water for cleaning up.
  • Please do not put this knife in the dishwasher, please hand wash.
  • Please do not leave this knife in water or wet condition for long time.
  • After using, please hand wash it and wipe it clean and dry with soft clothes. (Includes bolster and handle part)
  • This is an extremely sharp knife. Please use special cares in using and storing it.
  • Unlike German made knives, Japanese knife blades are ground to thin cutting edge for sharper cutting and easier re-sharpening. Please protect the edge from hitting hard materials to avoid chipping or cracking.
  • Please do not use it to cut bone or frozen foods, hard foods such as lobster and crab which have hard surface.
  • We recommend re-sharpening the knife using Japanese whetstones, when it gets dull.
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    Alexander S.
    Russia Russia
    I recommend this product

    Alexander S.

    I have been using Kanetsugu Pro M Santoku since December 2011. After so many years, the knife is as good as new. Recently I ordered a second one for my second place of residence to always have a good knife. The knife is the well made all-purpose and convenient kitchen tool, and fair-priced.

    Artem B.
    Russia Russia
    I recommend this product

    Kanetsugu Pro M Santoku

    Good knife, very sharpness. Packed well. Long delivery to Russia, because of COVID restriction, but i was ready to wait. At the end I am pleased with the knife and seller, thx.

    JapaneseChefsKnife.Com Kanetsugu Pro M Series PM-03 Santoku 170mm (6.6 inch) Review
    Germany Germany
    I recommend this product

    Great Santoku knife

    Great knife, really like it! A completely different quality in my kitchen! I am very pleased with the purchase! I will definitely buy another one as soon as I save money.

    Павел Б.
    Ukraine Ukraine
    I recommend this product

    Kanetsugu Pro M Series PM-03 Santoku 170ммы (6,6 дюйма

    Купил этот нож 8 месяцев назад,еще не точил ни разу и служит как новый.Покупкой доволен на все 100%,доставка в течении 5 дней,спасибо за такой сервис,еще буду делать покупки здесь

    Bringme J.
    Belgium Belgium
    I recommend this product

    Fair price, great quality

    Bought this one for a friend as a present, since I myself am very pleased with the quality of this knife. While this may be ‘but’ an entry level Japanese knife, I truly enjoy its lightness, easy handling, overall build quality and sharpness. Fast shipping too, as always. Recommended.

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