Santoku literally translates as ‘three benefits’ – slicing, dicing and mincing. The breadth of blade is ideally suited for cutting against the knuckle with speed – this technique provides safe comfortable cutting action only when the fingertips are clawed well away from the edge with the blade resting on the knuckle. The relatively straight profile and extra width, apart from multi function use on raw flesh, makes this knife one of the best knives for the preparation of vegetables. At 180mm the length is ideal to double this knife up for any slicing or carving jobs as well which require the extra length. This perfectly balanced knife will float through any task.
These surgically sharp stainless handmade 49 layer Damascus blades have exceptionally keen enduring edges whilst being easy to re sharpen.
The central core of the 49 layer JKC Takayuki Damascus Collection steel is a High Carbon VG 10 Super Steel. VG10 is one of the original Super Steels used by Japan’s most respected manufacturers of fine kitchen knives. JKC Takayuki 49 Layer Damascus Collection blades are hardened to 60:62 HRC providing very enduring edges, which are incredibly easy to resharpen.
The 49 layers imbue the blade with a truly eye-catching wood like rippled pattern; this intricate complex process not only creates an aesthetically delightful effect. More importantly, layering adds immense strength thus facilitating a thinner, yet stronger, and therefore sharper blade. The deep hammer dents on the top part of the blade side add to the non stick properties of these knives.
The handles are composed of Desertwood; a laminated hard wood that is silicon injected for optimum longevity and hygiene. Makers of the very finest handmade knives use Desertwood. The handles are secured to the tang by three steel rivets. Traditional handles have seen resurgence amongst professional chefs who find them supremely ergonomic and durable.
Blade construction: Hand Forged. 49 layer Damascus with a VG10 central core
Handle construction: Desert wood
Cleaning: SHARP KNIVES SHOULD NEVER BE PUT IN DISHWASHER. Hand wash carefully. DRY IMMEDIATELY
Sharpening: JKC 1200Grit whetstone for sharpening & JKC 4000 or 6000 Grit whetstone for final polishing.
Storage: In a JKC Magnetic Block (This uniquely stunning block is sleek storage solution which will grace any style of kitchen. A powerful magnet is concealed within a stylish bamboo block providing a convenient storage system where blades can be identified immediately and there are no hidden areas for bacteria to gather. We also sell a selection of powerful magnetic strips. Safety & edge protection are major considerations during transportation. NEVER CARRY SHARP KNIVES UNPROTECTED. The JKC Classic Leather Chefs Case is an increasingly popular solution. It is capable of holding 11 blades with a transparent zip up pocket for tools.
Wood block / magnetic knife bar/ in the packaging box/separate area in knife drawer.
Blade length: 180 mm (~7¼”)
Country of Origin: Japan
SPECIAL NOTES:This knife should not be used for twisting or prising. Only cut on wood or high density plastic.