The Kikuichi Semi-Stainless Santoku Knife performs the three essential cutting tasks a Santoku is named for: slicing, dicing, and mincing.
Kikuichi bladesmithing began in the 13th century, creating Samurai swords for the Japanese emperor. Kikuichi has been making kitchen cutlery for 150 years, with the royal symbol of the chrysanthemum on all blades. This knife blade is made from a proprietary semi-stainless steel, which performs like a carbon steel blade but won't rust as easily. The blade is sharpened to 61 Rockwell hardness for exceptional edge retention. The grey stabilized wood handle is triple-riveted.