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Nigara Hamono VG10 Tsuchime Damascus Santoku 180mm

$162.00 USD


Specifications

Style: Santoku
Blade Length: 175mm
Overall Length: 312mm
Height @ Heel: 50mm
Spine Thickness @ Mid: 2mm
Weight: 164g
Blade Material: VG10 Core, Tsuchime Damascus Clad
Handle Material: Octagon Ebony
HRC: ∼61

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Blade Type

The Santoku knife, a classic in Japanese kitchens, translates to "three virtues," symbolizing its proficiency in slicing, dicing, and mincing. With a shorter, versatile blade and a balanced design, it's ideal for a range of tasks, from cutting meat to chopping vegetables, making it a beloved all-purpose tool.

Steel Type

VG10 steel, a high-end Japanese stainless steel, is renowned for its superior edge retention and sharpness. Enriched with carbon and chromium, it offers excellent corrosion resistance. The addition of cobalt, molybdenum, and vanadium enhances its hardness and durability, making VG10 steel ideal for a great everyday workhorse knife steel.

Recommended Maintenance

Store it in a dry environment using magnetic strips, knife rolls, or sayas. Avoid hitting hard or frozen objects and twisting the blade while cutting. These knives are not dishwasher safe. Clean with hot water and a soft cloth, and dry immediately after use to prevent rust spots on the high carbon steel. For more information please read the blog below.

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Nigara Hamono

Nigara Hamono are truly some of the most experienced knifemakers in Japan. Now on their 8th generation of blacksmiths, they are masters at stainless damascus forging and heat treatment. The Anmon Damascus we have available have a matte finish and are polished underneath, resulting in a brilliant visual contrast.

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Knife Care

This knife is made with a stainless steel and is easy going and low on maintenance. It has high chromium content, meaning it is generally considered safe to leave wet on the board for short periods of time. is still best practice to not leave this knife to air dry as it's stain-less not stain-none! Wipe down after washing the knife and store away from any sources of moisture. 

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