Sakai Takayuki 45 Layers Tsuchime Damascus 180mm Santoku
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This santoku knife is made with AUS10 core steel, heat-treated to 59-60 HRC, with a smooth flat grind and fairly thin thickness behind the edge. Tshuchime pattern is hammered onto 45 layers of stainless steel cladding to create an interesting look. The level of fit and finish is good for this price range and the half-rounded octagonal ho wood handle is both light and easy to handle.
- Origin (Made in): Sakai, Japan
- Brand: Sakai Takayuki
- Model No.: 07252
- Knife Type: Santoku
- Construction: Warikomi
- Grind: Double-edged Blade (50/50 Grind)
- Hagane (Core Steel): AUS10
- Jigane (Cladding): Stainless Steel
- Hardness: 59-60 HRC
- Blade Finishes:
- Tsuchime (Hammered)
- Blade Length: 180mm (7.1")
- Blade Height (at heel): 46mm
- Spine Thickness
- Above heel: 2.1mm
- Middle: 2.0mm
- Shape: Rokkaku Hanmaru (Half Rounded Octagonal)
- Material: Japanese Magnolia (Ho Wood)
- Kuchiwa: Italian Resin
- Length: 136mm
- Overall Length: 328mm
- Weight: 121g (4.27oz)
- Mark: In Japanese Kanji "Sakai Takayuki" (堺孝行) ; "Made in Japan"
About Sakai Takayuki 堺 孝行
Sakai Takayuki is Sakai's top knife maker and artisan workshop. Japan's Sakai region has a knife making history of 600 years. Among these knife makers, Sakai Takayuki is a representative of Sakai's long history of making blades. The quality of the finish and details of the forging technique are handed down over generations of fine craftsmen. Today Sakai Takayuki is sold to over 100 countries around the world. Their uncompromising knife making passion has attracted passionate customers beyond the border of Japan.
Wash and dry with a soft sponge, and safely store after use. Avoid cutting into bones, frozen foods, hard fruit pits.
Recommended cutting surface: wood, rubberized boards and high-end composites, and quality plastics such as polyethene make acceptable cutting surfaces, and will help protect and prolong knife’s edge. AVOID glass, metal, countertops, and other rigid, non-forgiving surfaces.
We recommend sharpening all quality Japanese knives on whetstones, as we believe they yield the best results for your knives.
Really beautiful knife! I'm fairly happy with it, but the edge wasn't as sharp as I would like so I had to sharpen it myself.
Regarding the sharpness, actually some craftsmen opt not to have the blade sharpened to the extreme, because they rather leave an option for customers to sharpen the edge to the sharpness they prefer - not everyone prefer having their knives razor sharp. What’s important for a sleek cutting performance is the steel quality and the edge geometry (tapering) instead - you can have a knife with a very sharp edge but cuts terribly.