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New to us from Masutani in Echizen.
Masutani-san is not only a very skilled blacksmith, he is also an expert knife sharpener who makes incredibly affordable blades with amazing out of the box sharpness.
A beautiful Damascus blade with Tsuchime hammering made from VG-1 stainless steel.
VG-1 is a great all around steel for use at home and / or work. Stainless enough for easy maintenance and hard enough for long edge retention.
Perfect for that workhorse knife in the kitchen.
Santoku is the Japanese version of an all purpose knife. Three virtues. Meat, fish and vegetables.
|Blade||180mm / Double Bevel|
|Steel||VG-1 / Damascus Tsuchime|
|HRC||57 - 58|
|Handle||120mm / Mahogany Pakka Wood|