New SHIKI Tsuchime (“Hammered Pattern”) Texture VG-10 Damascus Series Knife (HRc. 60-61) has a special mirror polished blade and hand contoured Moabi wood (‘African Pear wood’) handle scales.
To match the impressive and unique appearance of the mirror polished Tsuchime Damascus blade, Mr. Masui decided to use Black Linen Micarta® Handle Scales. This material is water-resistant, very stable, durable and provides good grip, even when wet.
The handle and the seamless stainless steel bolsters are contoured and polished by hand so that they are comfortable to grip and are nicely accented by a decorative mosaic pin and a red spacer.
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: Shiki New World Series Santoku
Blade Material: VG-10 Hammered Damascus
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 60 to 61
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Linen Micarta Handle with Stainless Steel Bolster
Saya Included: No.
Santoku 190mm (7.4")
Cutting edge length: 185mm Total Length: 310mm
Blade Thickness: 2mm
Blade Width: 46mm
Handle Length: 118mm
Total Weight: 170g
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.
Shipping from Japan to New York in just over a week, came out of the box razor sharp. The beauty of the steel, micarta, and brass mosaic pin add to the value of this great knife from hiro knives.
My knives always arrive within a few days of being ordered and the gift wrapping is always beautiful.