About the santoku
If you’re looking to invest in one but a good quality knife, then you should be looking at chef’s knife – santoku or gyuto. While specialised knives may be easier to use in some applications, there are few chores that a Santoku cannot do in a pinch. Its name translates to “three virtues”: slicing, dicing and chopping. You can utilise a Santoku in most recipes that call for knife work.
Some (especially women who usually have smaller hands and grips) consider Santoku to be more agile than Gyutos due to their size. They’re usually shorter than long chef knives (less than 21cm) and have wide, flat blades and fairly blunt or slightly rounded tips. This helps combat hand fatigue and compensates for the fact that you have to actually chop and not rock. Santoku knives are true all-purpose workhorses. They’re comfortable, light, and fast.
About the handle
The beautiful handles are made with extremely limited European Natural Cherry. The wood is dried well before it undergoes the process of handle forming and blade mounting. It has a high water resistance and is able to last generations. The knives have octagonal shaped ambidextrous handle, giving you a firm grip on the knife. Not only are the handles aesthetically pleasing, they are also perfectly balanced and light. This allows for maximum precision and more controlled movements during use.
All Sakai Kyuba knives come in a handcrafted, minimalist fine ash wooden box wrapped in a Japana signature illustration strip presenting Onna Bugeisha – Japanese women warriors. The box is filled with recycled wooden wool guaranteeing a safe transport and aesthetically pleasing unboxing experience.
Nothing about Sakai Kyuba is left to chance. It has been designed, forged and rigorously tested to serve your family for generations. Made from the highest quality V10 46-layer Damascus Hammered Stainless steel – sturdier and sharper than anything you have experienced before. Presented in a natural-coloured ash box for safe storage and keeping. Wrapped in a beautiful Japana illustration strip styled on ancient Japanese paintings. Backed by a lifetime guarantee.
Although inspired by over 600 years of tradition, each of the Sakai Kyuba 堺久馬 blades is absolutely unique. Every single one has been meticulously handmade and perfected in Japan by Sakai’s (堺市) master blacksmith. Forged with Damascus steel – legendary for its plasticity, hardness and distinctive patterns. Handle and blade satin-finished to a subtle, yet stunning lustre. Crafted, not manufactured. No handle pattern is the same, guaranteeing you a unique piece of craftsmanship.