Pro-M Chef's Knife - Santoku - (170mm / 6-3/4 in)
Product Description for Pro-M Chef's Knife - Santoku - (170mm / 6-3/4 in)
Maker: Kanetsugu (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 95821
Blade length: 7.10 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.75 in.
Total length: 11.80 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.70 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 5.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 9.2 oz.
Blade: Convex ground, distal tapered molybdenum alloy stainless steel, Hrc 57
Handle: Black pakkawood set with triple rivets
Description: Pro-M is a perfect knife for either the home or professional chef. It provides a superior, keen edge that just won't quit.
The santoku is the traditional Japanese chefs knife. This comfortable design is a fantastic multipurpose chopper. The Santoku style has quickly become the new favorite for chefs in the West. The 6-3/4 inch blade is easily controlled, while the tall blade gives plenty of finger clearance over a cutting board. From chopping to slicing, this will be your goto knife.
Pro-M is made by Seki-Kanetsugu Hamono, founded by the legendary Seki swordsmith (Kanetsugu) from the Teiwa period (1345-1349). The ancient techniques of forging samurai swords have been passed down from generation to generation for over 660 years.
The Pro-M blade is a high carbon, high molybdenum, high vanadium stainless steel. It is heat treated to Hrc 57 and sub-zero quenched for longer edge holding and resistance to chipping and brittleness. The blade is convex ground (hamaguri-ba). This helps food release from the side of the knife while slicing. The edge is sharpened to 15 degrees on each side.
The black pakkawood handle is nicely rounded for a secure, comfortable grip. It is slightly larger than many Japanese knives. The handle is triple riveted to the tang. Following in the best tradition of knife making, a forge welded steel ferrule ensures that food particles cannot become lodged between the tang and the handle. The handle was developed by Mitsuyasu Kawamura (president of Kanetsugu Hamono). His research and study resulted in these light, nimble and perfectly balanced knives.
Availability: Backordered - usually ships in 1-2 months