Japanese Kitchen Knife - Urushi Hocho - Santoku All Purpose - Blue Paper Steel - 165mm
Japanese Kitchen Knife - Urushi Hocho - Santoku All Purpose - Blue Paper Steel - 165mm
£259.95
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Key Features

  • An all purpose knife, used for the preparation of meat, fish, vegetables and fruit
  • Blue paper steel blade; an alloy of high carbon steel, chromium and tungsten
  • Hand forged by a fourth generation master blacksmith
  • Traditional magnolia handles turned to a rounded shape
  • Blade and tang are forged as a single piece
  • Unparalleled edge holding properties keeps the knife sharper for longer
  • Ultra thin, sharp blade will cut under its own weight
  • Made in Japan : Not rust proof

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This Item: Japanese Kitchen Knife - Urushi Hocho - Santoku All Purpose - Blue Paper Steel - 165mm
£259.95
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This Item: Japanese Kitchen Knife - Urushi Hocho - Santoku All Purpose - Blue Paper Steel - 165mm
£259.95

Product Details

An excellent, general purpose kitchen knife, the santoku can be used for the preparation of meat, fish, vegetables and fruit. The word santoku translates as three virtues and relates to the knife's ability to chop, slice and mince when preparing food. The blade is double bevelled for right and left handed use and is made up of a blue paper steel core and features 15 layers of steel on either side of this core.

These stunning traditional style Japanese kitchen knives are the product of true master craftsmen. The blades are hand forged by a master blacksmith who has spent years learning his trade. It is worth remembering that each blacksmith spends between 15-20 years learning the skills and processes needed to produce fine blades. The blades on these knives have a core, which forms the cutting edge, of blue paper steel. This is a high carbon steel that is extremely hard and will hone to a razor like edge. Multiple layers of a softer steel are forge welded over this core to give it protection and support. The forging and grinding processes expose the layers of the steel giving the blades the beautiful suminagashi or Damascus steel patterns.

Each blade is signed by the master blacksmith who created it. On these knives are the traditional round magnolia wood handles. What makes these so outstanding is that the handles are decorated with urushi varnish. This is a naturally occurring lacquer that comes from the sap of the Japanese varnish tree. This lacquer is notable for its resistance to heat, water, alcohol, solvents, acids and alkali and is also food safe. The techniques required to use urushi varnish successfully are learnt over many years and the people who practise the art form professionally are considered master artisans. The handles on these knives have a deep, black urushi lacquer finish with a red floral design and gold banding and are completed with polished buffalo horn ferrules. These knives are not only a joy to use but are so beautiful that they will be a major talking point in any kitchen. Each knife comes presented in a kiriwood box.

Made in Japan. Not rust proof.

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.
An excellent, general purpose kitchen knife, the santoku can be used for the preparation of meat, fish, vegetables and fruit. The word santoku translates as three virtues and relates to the knife's ability to chop, slice and mince when preparing food. The blade is double bevelled for right and left handed use and is made up of a blue paper steel core and features 15 layers of steel on either side of this core.

These stunning traditional style Japanese kitchen knives are the product of true master craftsmen. The blades are hand forged by a master blacksmith who has spent years learning his trade. It is worth remembering that each blacksmith spends between 15-20 years learning the skills and processes needed to produce fine blades. The blades on these knives have a core, which forms the cutting edge, of blue paper steel. This is a high carbon steel that is extremely hard and will hone to a razor like edge. Multiple layers of a softer steel are forge welded over this core to give it protection and support. The forging and grinding processes expose the layers of the steel giving the blades the beautiful suminagashi or Damascus steel patterns.

Each blade is signed by the master blacksmith who created it. On these knives are the traditional round magnolia wood handles. What makes these so outstanding is that the handles are decorated with urushi varnish. This is a naturally occurring lacquer that comes from the sap of the Japanese varnish tree. This lacquer is notable for its resistance to heat, water, alcohol, solvents, acids and alkali and is also food safe. The techniques required to use urushi varnish successfully are learnt over many years and the people who practise the art form professionally are considered master artisans. The handles on these knives have a deep, black urushi lacquer finish with a red floral design and gold banding and are completed with polished buffalo horn ferrules. These knives are not only a joy to use but are so beautiful that they will be a major talking point in any kitchen. Each knife comes presented in a kiriwood box.

Made in Japan. Not rust proof.

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

Blade Thickness 2mm
Brand Rutlands
Country of Origin Japan
Overall Length 305mm
Weight 130g

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Eddie Dawes

This was a very generous gift from my girlfriend this Christmas. I've never used anything like it! It glides through meat as if was butter and the design is stunning. Her plan to not do anymore cooking is not a problem at all

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Japanese Kitchen Knife - Urushi Hocho - Santoku All Purpose - Blue Paper Steel - 165mm

Rutlands
Part No. JP1190
£259.95 inc. vat

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