Japanese Kitchen Knife - Shirogami Hocho - Santoku All Purpose - 165mm
Japanese Kitchen Knife - Shirogami Hocho - Santoku All Purpose - 165mm
£49.95
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Key Features

  • Will chop and slice meat, fish, fruit and vegetables
  • Hand forged from white paper steel, a pure carbon steel with no additives
  • Sharpens to a razor like edge and will not dull after hours use
  • Slice through tough vegetables, over ripe fruit and even raw meat and fish
  • Ultra thin blade will cut under its own weight
  • Magnolia wood handles with a black plastic ferrule
  • 165mm length
  • Made in Japan

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This Item: Japanese Kitchen Knife - Shirogami Hocho - Santoku All Purpose - 165mm
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This Item: Japanese Kitchen Knife - Shirogami Hocho - Santoku All Purpose - 165mm
£49.95

Product Details

The ultimate all purpose kitchen knife, the santoku will chop and slice meat, fish, fruit and vegetables. These traditional Japanese kitchen knives share many features with the more expensive ranges of kitchen knife and although they are lower in price, they are no less amazing in their performance. Shirogami means white paper steel; a pure carbon steel that is exceptionally hard and fine and takes a razor like edge. It is this steel that is at the very heart of these knives and forms their cutting edges giving them the ability to slice and chop through very tough vegetables or over ripe fruit and even raw meat and fish, effortlessly leaving a clean, smooth cut. Softer iron is forge welded on to either side of the white paper steel to give the blade greater strength. In keeping with the traditional style of these knives, the rounded handles are made from magnolia wood and feature a black plastic ferrule. These are excellent knives and make the marvellous cutting power of Japanese kitchen knives available to all. Hand wash only. These knives are not rustproof. Made in Japan.

Age Restricted Product - It is illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to purchase and take delivery of this product. By placing an order for this product and ticking the terms and conditions at checkout, you confirm that you are 18 years of age or over.
The ultimate all purpose kitchen knife, the santoku will chop and slice meat, fish, fruit and vegetables. These traditional Japanese kitchen knives share many features with the more expensive ranges of kitchen knife and although they are lower in price, they are no less amazing in their performance. Shirogami means white paper steel; a pure carbon steel that is exceptionally hard and fine and takes a razor like edge. It is this steel that is at the very heart of these knives and forms their cutting edges giving them the ability to slice and chop through very tough vegetables or over ripe fruit and even raw meat and fish, effortlessly leaving a clean, smooth cut. Softer iron is forge welded on to either side of the white paper steel to give the blade greater strength. In keeping with the traditional style of these knives, the rounded handles are made from magnolia wood and feature a black plastic ferrule. These are excellent knives and make the marvellous cutting power of Japanese kitchen knives available to all. Hand wash only. These knives are not rustproof. Made in Japan.

Age Restricted Product - It is illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to purchase and take delivery of this product. By placing an order for this product and ticking the terms and conditions at checkout, you confirm that you are 18 years of age or over.

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Specifications

Brand Rutlands
Country of Origin Japan

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4.500 2 5

Customer Reviews

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Ben Powell

I bought this knife with the 4000 stone and things that appealed were that is was traditional and pure, and you could easily get an extremely sharp edge with white steel. I figured why go for a powdered steel edge if you've never even tried the 500 year old version? You'd go on to think your knife is excellent without even being aware of this fantastic steel and craftsmanship.

I had concerns about the rust and the untreated handle. Actually I like the rawness of the handle and have been oiling it with olive oil which I know over time will give it a warm glow and resistance. Word of caution though and this is my fault, mud from the stone will mark it so keep it off the handle when you're sharpening it.

As to the rust and corrosion I've not seen any yet and the edge is still shiny after a month of regular use. I guess in a pro kitchen cutting onions all day it could be an issue. I rinse the blade after chopping anything acid just to be careful and wash it up and dry it immediately after use. Some people like this kind of ritual - like making good coffee - and I am definitely one. I oil the blade every so often with olive oil, though was tempted to get the special oil spray from Rutlands...

How sharp is it and how easy to sharpen? Its sharp. That's all you need to know. Any sharper and it would be a health hazard. And I have always kept my knives sharp. I sharpen it on the stone once every 1-2 weeks because I like the razor edge, which it does lose. It stays sharp by any normal measure but you get to enjoy the slicing with no effort, just the weight of the blade.

Sharpening is very easy. Just keep the blade flat and go forwards and backwards. Steel accumulates quickly in the mud on the stone so you know its doing the job. Probably a higher grit would give a better polish and maybe sharper still but the 4k seemed a good compromise since it was my first proper stone. This includes getting the technique right. I'd be tempted by the 6k stone once this is worn out - probably several years? Once you've gone left to right a couple of times the blade is razor sharp again, its very, very easy.

So in a word - excellent. Perfect for a first Japanese knife and maybe I'll keep it for ever.

Izzy Halesowen

Really pleased with this, sadly couldn't afford some of your other knives but this was in my price range and I am not disappointed. Quality is still great and slices so easily, I treat it with vegetable oil to stop any rusting.

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Japanese Kitchen Knife - Shirogami Hocho - Santoku All Purpose - 165mm

Rutlands
Part No. JP2013
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