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Kanetsugu Pro S Series PS-03 Santoku 170mm (6.6 inch)

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Kanetsugu Pro S knives have Katana Handle motif of hollow 18-8 stainless steel handles seamlessly fitted to their blades. They are very sanitary, non-slip, comfortable, light weight and well balanced. The blades of the Pro S series have a custom-designed convex blade profile that provides outstanding cutting performance and thin cutting edges, which are suitable for fine cutting tasks. The blades are made from AUS-8 Molybdenum Vanadium stainless steel and are corrosion-resistant, tough, strong and easy to re-sharpen. These characteristics make these knives very suitable for first-time users of Japanese knives, but cost-conscious professionals will also appreciate them.

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 S 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: Seamless 18-8 Stainless Steel Handle & 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: 146g 



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 Stainless steel blade kitchen knife that has a good 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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    A JapaneseChefsKnife.Com Customer
    Cesar E.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Santoku great knife

    Awesome, very good knife, spectacular sharpe

    Dmytro P.
    Ukraine Ukraine
    I recommend this product
    a dream come true

    I dreamed of such a knife for a very long time, and finally decided to order it. I am simply delighted, the knife has an excellent balance, the hand does not get tired at all. For those who spend more than 6 hours in the kitchen, this is a real gift! Our chef has had such a knife for several years now, a great thing!

    Canada Canada
    I recommend this product
    Excellent purchase

    I ordered 3 knives - Kanetsugu Pro S Series Gyuto 240 mm, Kanetsugu Pro S Series PS-03 Santoku 170mm and Kanetsugu Pro S Series Petty 170 mm. All of them are high quality, light, strong, excellent sharpening and comfortable well in the hand. Fast delivery with tracking number. Thank you very much!

    Ruslan R.
    Russia Russia
    I recommend this product
    My first Japanese knife

    I didn't expect such a high quality santoku. A handle is comfortable to use. The angle is about 15 degrees, but I'll sharpen it at a little higher (someday). The delivery took for about 2 months by funabin (seamail) to Artyom, then to Vladivostok and Moscow. Thanks for helping to JCK team during these difficult times.

    JapaneseChefsKnife.Com Kanetsugu Pro S Series PS-03 Santoku 170mm (6.6 inch) Review
    Ann M.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Just the right knife

    Beutiful, balanced, and cuts like a dream.

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