Kanetsugu Pro J knives use a new high-grade Japanese cobalt stainless steel called ZA-18 (HRc. 60-61) for their cutting edge and an outer cladding of AUS-2 stainless steel for additional strength and toughness. The ZA-18 steel and Kanetsugu’s famous Hamaguri-ba convex blade profile provide next level cutting performance and edge retention. The black pakkawood handle, red fiber spacer and slanted stainless steel bolster provide a comfortable grip good, good blade balance and a stylish appearance. In addition, the Tsuchime (“Hammered pattern”) texture of the blades is not only unique and attractive, but also helps to prevent food from sticking to 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 J Series Santoku
Blade Material: ZA-18
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 60 to 61
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: 305mm
Blade Thickness: 2.2mm
Blade Width: 45mm
Handle Length: 125mm
Total Weight: 200g
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.
We believe the quality and cutting performance of Japanese knives are the best in the world, and hope you enjoy fine craftsmanship and sharp edge with your new knife. With proper cares, every Japanese knife should be your special cooking partner for long times.
This is the Stainless steel blade kitchen knife that has a good rust resistance for easy maintenance. However, it may get rust, if kept in wet condition.
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