With a wide, curved blade designed to accommodate both chopping and rocking cuts, this versatile rocking santoku is perfect for chopping herbs, mincing shallots, and cutting tasks of all sizes. The unique shape of the blade makes it easy to use a rocking cut for quicker, more efficient cutting and decreased prep time.
Authentically Japanese in design, each knife features 101 layers of steel—50 layers clad on each side of the Cryodur-hardened SG2 microcarbide steel core—forming a delicate Damascus pattern with a Rockwell hardness of 63.
Each blade in the Birchwood collection is hand-honed using a traditional three-step honbazuke process. It’s sharpened twice on whetstones with custom grits, followed by mirror polishing on a leather wheel.
The genuine hamon edge—a visible line where flexible outer layers and incredibly hard core layer meet—is reminiscent of legendary Japanese swords. A hamon edge is a sign of superior craftsmanship.
The D-shape of the natural Masur birch handle creates a comfortable grip and ensures tireless cutting, even with frequent use. Handle features an intricate mosaic center pin, red detailing, and engraved endcap.
- Authentically Japanese in design with 101 layers of steel2 layers clad on each side of the Cryodur SG2 microcarbide steel core
- Blade features a delicate, unique Damascus pattern with a Rockwell hardness of 63
- Hand finished by craftsmen using a classic honbazuke blade-honing technique
- Sharpened twice on whetstones with custom grits, followed by mirror polishing on a leather wheel
- Genuine hamon edge is reminiscent of legendary Japanese swords in its scalpel-like precision and remarkable edge retention
- The D shape of the natural Masur birch handle creates a comfortable grip and ensures tireless cutting
- Handsome handle features an intricate mosaic center pin, red detailing, and engraved endcap