Takamura is a small knife shop located in Echizen City, Japan run by third generation blacksmith Terukazu Takamura who inherited the business from his father. According to Takamura the three pillars of making a good knife are the steel, the forging process and sharpening, this might seem obvious but Takamura truly takes this to heart and it shows in the knives they make. These knives are quite light even when compared to some other Japanese knives and are beautifully balanced.
Santoku translates to three virtue's which refers to slicing, dicing and chopping... so pretty much anything you're going to do in the kitchen. Great for the person who wants that one knife they can grab and do pretty much anything with.