The Japanese Do-It-All Knife
- The Ki No Utsukushisa’s Santoku is a startling, Asian-inspired chef knife that many western cooks are starting to add to their culinary arsenal.
- Being a knife of many talents, this santoku design easily handles all the essential cutting tasks.
- It measures in slightly shorter than the standard chef's knife, but this makes it agile, nimble, and very easy to maneuver.
A Truly Traditional Design
- Some of our other Damascus blades (and most that are sold today) feature a VG10 steel cutting core, that is then insulated on each side with Damascus(layers) of stainless steel.
- This is one of the most alloy-efficient combinations for modern-day Damascus Knife Crafting. The outer layers of stainless Damascus steel protect the dense VG10 core while creating a rust-resistant and durable knife.
- However, Both of Ki No Utsukushisa’s cutting core and its outer layers are forged from a single bar of carbon-infused Japanese VG10 steel.
- This means that the knife requires slightly more maintenance, and it will develop a patina over time. But if you’re looking for a legitimate Japanese-style Damascus knife, then look no further.
It Has the Perks
- The gorgeously folded steel really makes this knife an eye-catcher. But it’s also got some other top-notch additions that really make it a legendary blade.
- It boasts a beautifully carved Zebrawood handle and a full tang that’s covertly secured with a stainless steel pommel.
- Flawlessly balanced and precisely tapered, a peak performance Santoku knife never looked so good at this price.