Sakai Kikumori Nihonko 180mm Santoku
A santoku is ideal for most cooking tasks. Sakai Kikumori’s Nihonko series have a thin and lightweight carbon mono-steel blade and a comfortable western style handle. Ease of sharpening and good edge life make these knives an excellent all-around value.
Sakai Kikumori is the flagship brand of Kawamura Hamono, producing top quality Japanese and Western style kitchen knives in Sakai, one of the oldest knife making centers in Japan. They have been producing knives since the 1920’s and have maintained long standing relationships with some of the best blacksmiths and blade grinders in Sakai.
**Extra care is required with carbon steel. No soaking or dishwashers! Dry well in between uses to avoid rust. Blade will develop a patina (discoloration) with normal use.
**To avoid chipping, keep away from bones, frozen foods or other hard foods and pits.
Blade Material: SK carbon steel
Handle Material: Pakka wood
Hardness: 63 HRC
Blade Length: 7" (180mm)
Overall Length: 11.75" (298mm)
Height at Heel:
Thickness of Spine at Heel: .08" (2.1mm)
Weight: 5.3 oz. (150 grams)