Masakage Kiri Santoku 165mm

Santoku knives are all-purpose, multi-tasking knives, similarly to a gyuto or chef knife. Santoku roughly translates to  “three-purpose" or “three virtues” and are well suited to working with meat, fish, and vegetables; as they are slicing, dicing, and mincing. Being slightly smaller than a traditional gyuto or chef knife, santoku are popular with those who prefer a slightly smaller sized general purpose knife and a slightly taller blade profile for more knuckle clearance.  

*Masakage knives are handcrafted and will vary in length by a few millimeters. 


VG-10 Stainless Steel Core with 49 layer Stainless Damascus Cladding

Handle Oval Magnolia Wood handle with Dyed Red Pakka Ferrule
Edge 50/50
HRc 61-62
Blacksmith Hiroshi Kato san
Takefu Village, Echizen, Japan

 The Masakage Kiri Collection are handmade by Hiroshi Kato san , who has over 50 years of knife making experience. This collection is named for the Japanese word for mist or fog, Kiri, which is echoed in the folded Damascus steel that gives these blades their unique look. The core steel is forged from VG-10 stainless steel, which is a high carbon stainless steel that is capable of getting very sharp, holding a good edge, and is an easy to sharpen stainless steel. A 49 layer stainless damascus clads every blade.

With a 50/50 edge bevel and oval handle these knives are good for both left- and right-handed users. These knives have a magnolia wood handle and red dyed pakka wood ferrule, giving them a light feel and modern look. 

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