This is our modified classic Santoku. Employing full tang construction, this knife is a tried and true classic workhorse in the kitchen. The name "Santoku" means “three virtues” and depending on who you ask, the name either refers to the three types of foods it works with (proteins, vegetables, and fruit) or for the three types of tasks at which it performs extremely well, (slicing, dicing, and chopping). Though traditionally designed with a straight edge, our modified Santoku has just enough curvature in the belly allowing for a slight rocking motion if desired. It also features a full distal taper and flat ground blade with a convex edge for outstanding performance and food release. This knife is an absolute pleasure to use due to the blade being slightly shorter, lighter, and thinner, making it razor-sharp and able to glide through food with amazing ease.
26C3 is a carbon steel with a similar chemistry to Japanese Shirogami or "white paper". It is made by Uddeholm and is an amazing steel for fine cutting knives and razors due to its fine microstructure, low impurities, and high potential hardness. It also offers surprisingly good toughness compared to other steels considering its very high carbon content. It is known for its amazing edge stability, ease of sharpening, and ability to take a very fine razor sharp edge quickly.
All of our handles are custom made and utilize the finest durable materials such as carbon fiber, micarta, stabilized wood, G10, as well as various metals and alloys. We take great pride in offering a culmination of the best components in the industry and creating a handle that is original and unique. If you would like to find out more about the materials we use for our handles please check out our FAQ page.