Why you need a Santoku in your kitchen!

Studio Blade kitchen knife Santoku in Damasteel

Why you need a Santoku in your kitchen!

A Santoku is used as a general-purpose kitchen knife originating in Japan. “Santoku” in Japanese means  knife “Three Virtues” as this knife is a true all rounder: vegetables, meat, fish, etc… The blade was cryo treated in liquid nitrogen to fully optimise the crystal structure to 62/63 HRC. This is much harder than regular knives so this knife should be treated as a high precision tool and not as a bone chopper.

The blade is 180mm long (demi-chef length) and is made of stainless powder metallurgic damascus steel in a Odin’s eye pattern. The pattern can also be seen on the sides of the knife. This is not often done as the handle needs to be fitted perfectly before assembly and etching. The etching in an acid bath reveals the damascus pattern and is done at the very end of the making proces. It’s much easier to over size the handle and grind it flush with the knife, but no pattern will show. The handle is a combination of blue and brown liner with premium stabilised Turkish Walnut.

Studio Blade kitchen knife Santoku in Damasteel
  • Total Length: 320mm
  • Blade length: 180 mm
  • Thickness: 2.4 mm
  • Full flat grind
  • Edge: 15DPS sharpening angle
  • Steel: Damasteel Ladder DS93X Odin’s Eye pattern
  • Rockwell Hardness: 63 HrC
  • Handle material: Turkish Walnut stabilised with blue & brown liners

Read more on Damasteel DS93X here: https://damasteel.se/our-steel-alloys/

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