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Mr. Itou


Mr. Itou R-2 Custom Damascus Small Santoku 140mm (5.5 inch) "Turquoise Handle" (IT-246)

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In the year 2006, we had a chance to meet Mr. Itou and his impressive Custom Kitchen Knife Collections. We don’t forget the moment (the time we met Mr.Itou and his custom knives first time) and how his knives are impressive and unique. We started to introduce his fine custom knife collections for our customers then.

Since then, his knives have attracted many customers and they are also impressed with its outstanding cutting performance and edge retention.

Mr. Itou uses R-2 Powdered High Speed Tool Steel for the cutting edge of his knives (HRc. 62) and he also creates the incredibly beautiful and powerful appearance Damascus knives.

As seen on other expensive full tang custom knives, Mr. Itou hand tapers the blade tang in order to reduce weight and to perfectly balance the blade and handle. He contours and polishes the handle to ensure a perfect grip and an attractive finish. This knife comes with unique and good durability of Turquoise handle.

Each one of Mr. Itou’s knives is a unique ‘one-off’, or ‘one-of-a-kind’ knife, that is 100% custom handmade and hammer forged.

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: Mr. Itou R-2 Custom Damascus Small Santoku

Blade Material: R-2 Damascus

Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 62

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

Handle Material: Turquoise Handle with Nickel Silver Bolster

Saya Included: No.

  

Santoku 140mm (5.5")
Total Length: 250mm
Blade Thickness: 2mm
Total Weight: 115g

 

 

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 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.

 

Important

This is the Powdered High Speed Tool Steel blade kitchen knife that has a rust resistance for easy maintenance. However, it may get rust, if kept in wet condition.

  • Please do not put the knife in the dishwasher machine for cleaning.
  • Please do not leave the knife in water or wet condition for long time.
  • After using, please hand wash the blade, bolster and handle thoroughly, and wipe it clean and dry with soft clothes, and keep it in 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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SS
08/27/2019
Simon S.
Germany Germany
I recommend this product
Just perfect!

It is a perfect piece!

RB
08/26/2019
Ralph B.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Mr. Itou R-2 Custom Damascus Small Santoku 140mm

I bought this as a gift for a friend who works as a chef in Manhattan. She says she 'absolutely loves' the knife - it is her favorite and it keeps its edge better than other knives she has used.

M
08/16/2019
Mary
I recommend this product
Gorgeous handle and functional knife

Amazing knife, love the beautiful handle! Very pleased with my purchase!

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SS
04/08/2019
Simon S.
Beautiful and perfectly handmade

This knife is not just beautiful it is perfectly made and the sharpest knife I have ever had.

KC
04/10/2018
Kristin C.
Stunning Knife

Absolutely beautiful knife that fits so well into my small (female) hands. The weight distribution is perfect and the edge is extremely sharp. My favorite aspect of this knife? Nothing sticks to the blade! Very well made, and I'm extremely pleased with my purchase.

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