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Honyaki knives are most appealing to experienced users and professionals that demand the very best knives available.
The ‘one-piece’ blade construction of the Honayki knife is handcrafted using processes which are similar to those used in Japanese sword making.
Sukenari’s Shirogami #1 (white Steel No.1) Honyaki knife (HRC64) is beautifully mirror-polished and has an impressive wavy Hamon pattern.
This knife is fitted with a traditional octagonal magnolia wood handle that has a water buffalo horn ferrule. A matching magnolia wood Saya (Sheath) is also supplied for safekeeping.
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: Sukenari Honyaki White Steel No.1 Series Wa Santoku
Blade Material: White Steel No.1
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 64
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Octagon Shaped Magnolia Wooden Handle with Water Buffalo Horn Ferrule
Saya Included: Yes.
Wa Santoku 190mm (7.4")
Cutting edge length: 185mm
Total Length: 330mm
Blade Thickness: 2.8mm
Blade Width: 46mm
Handle Length: 133mm
Total Weight: 138g
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.
This is the Carbon steel blade kitchen knife that can get rust and discolor easily, and requires extra care and attention to prevent rust.