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雅一心 Santoku Knife 170mm

雅一心 Santoku Knife 170mm

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Seki city in Gifu, Japan is known as a Japan's best cutlery town.
The blade is made of special stainless steel, which ensures a long lasting sharpness. The sides of the blade are made of soft stainless steel and can be easily sharpened at home. The handle is made of natural rosewood.
At Simply Native, many of our customers have asked us for an entry-level Japanese knife that is easy to maintain. So we decided to add to our collection Seki Kanetsugu knives, which are made by a sword smith with 700 years of tradition and make knives in stainless steel. Unlike carbon steel, stainless steel knife requires no maintenance. Their knives are also very well designed. Every knife is made with care from various in-house artisans, led by the current head of the family, Kawamura-san. We hope you will try them as an introduction to Japanese kitchen knives.

Santoku knives are also called cultural knives. They are the most common kitchen knife in Japanese households. It is a combination of a Japanese knife and a Western knife and was created to have the characteristics of both.
In the past, it was called a "cultural or Bunka knife" because it looked like a knife with a slanted and pointed tip. However, in order to make it easier to use, a knife with a rounded back was introduced, and this was then called a santoku knife. Nowadays, there is often no distinction between Santoku and Bunka knives.
"Santoku" means "three uses," which means that a single knife can be used to cut a wide range of ingredients, such as meat, fish, and vegetables in a variety of ways.

Material: Stainless steel, Natural wood
Blade: 170mm

Sekikanetsugu ’関兼次'
Seki Kanetsugu produces knives by mixing traditional skills, which it has inherited from the seven hundred-year-old traditional art of Japanese samurai sword making, with the latest advances in modern technology.
Through this process they can bring the sharpness of a Japanese samurai sword into the kitchen, allowing for unparalleled precision and ease of use that will suit any lifestyle.

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