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Misono Sweden Steel Series Santoku (140mm to 180mm, 3 Sizes)

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Made using a very pure Swedish high carbon tool steel, each knife in the Misono Swedish Steel Series is very carefully hand-forged to create a masterpiece of "Hagane Hocho" that features excellent edge sharpness, very good edge retention and is easy to re-sharpen (HRc. 60).

Because Misono knives look like many other classic Western Chef’s knives, it often difficult for inexperienced users to discern the quality of their blades. To help us express the quality of Misono’s knives to our customers, we thought the opinion of a professional who has over half a century of experience in the knife industry and decades of experience in using and sharpening many different kinds of knife. He clearly stated that in his, unbiased opinion, Misosno’s Swedish Steel Series knives are the best carbon steel knives currently being made in Japan.

This knife feature full tang construction, water-resistant black pakkawood (Resin impregnated wood composite) handle scales and steel bolsters for extra durability and improved blade balance.

An impressive Japanese –style flower engraving is present on the Santoku knives.

No.180 Santoku 140mm, No.183 Santoku 160mm, No.181 Santoku 180mm


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: Misono Sweden Steel Series Santoku

Material:  Pure Sweden Steel (Carbon Steel)

Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 60

Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 70/30

Handle Material: Black Pakka Wood Handle with Stainless Steel Bolster

Saya Included: No.


Santoku 140mm (5.5")
Cutting edge length: 140mm
Total Length: 260mm
Blade Thickness: 2.2mm
Blade Width: 38mm
Handle Length: 108mm
Total Weight: 136g
Santoku 160mm (6.2")
Cutting edge length: 160mm
Total Length: 275mm
Blade Thickness: 2.2mm
Blade Width: 43mm
Handle Length: 108mm
Total Weight: 151g
Santoku 180mm (7")
Cutting edge length: 180mm
Total Length: 305mm
Blade Thickness: 2.4mm
Blade Width: 46mm
Handle Length: 112mm
Total Weight: 167g



Misono produces proper blade grind angle and edge geometry for left handed version at following additional cost from regular one. Misono also puts logo on opposite side of blade to identify the left handed version. Please allow 2 business days for the left handed Misono knives to deliver. (Left Handed Version of Misono Sweden Steel Series Knives normally don't come with Flower or Dragon Engraving)

  • Paring, Petty, Santoku, Gyuto, Sujihiki, Slicer, Fillet Knife 15% extra of the regular ones
  • Honesuki, Garasuki, Western Deba 30% extra of the regular ones
  • Serrated Slicer (Bread Knife) 50% extra of the regular ones


For more info

Generally, Japanese kitchen knives are 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. Misono produces 100% left handed version with suitable blade grind angle and edge geometry from the beginning process.


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



This is the Carbon steel blade kitchen knife that can get rust and discolor easily, and requires extra care and attention to prevent rust.

  • Please do not put the knife in the dishwasher machine for cleaning.
  • Please do not leave the knife in water or wet condition for a long time.
  • After using, please hand wash the blade, bolster and handle thoroughly, and wipe it clean and dry with soft clothes. Please apply Tsubaki oil on the blade and keep it in a dry place.
  • 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, any hard shell foods such as lobster and crab.
  • We recommend using Japanese whetstones to re-sharpen the knife, when it gets dull.

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Fred T.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Great Knife

I love this knife,(Misono Sweden Steel Series Santoku 180mm) it holds an edge very well, and is wicked sharp, it's comfortable to use, and fun, YES, It will develop a patina after cutting just one onion, but I'm good with this, gives me an excuse to work with my knifes.

Ramesh G.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product

Misono santoku Sweden steel.

Very pleased with the performance of the knife Highly recommended.

Jesse J.
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Graham D.
Canada Canada
I recommend this product

excellent value for the home kitchen

I bought my first Misono Swedish steel santoku from this site in 2008. It continues to be my favourite knife and the one I use for almost everything. It is light but solid, and I like the balance. It picked up a black patina after about a week but hasn’t been prone to rust. It sharpens easily and has very good edge retention. After 10 years the handle is still in excellent condition. The knife is thin and definitely can’t be used for prying. Someone broke the tip this way, so now I’ve got a shorter santoku. I recently replaced it with another of the same model.

Frank V.
Germany Germany
I recommend this product

Very handy and sharp knife, which stays sharp for a long time.

I love this knife. It is well balanced and very handy. I resharpenend and polished it because I wanted a polished blade, but it was not necessary regarding sharpness. The sharpness was very good "out of the box".

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