The Sakon Ginga Octa-Grip series of knives feature a nashiji finish, brown pakka wood western style handles with no bolster and stainless ginsan steel. Although Ginsan is a corrosion-resistant stainless steel, the cutting feel is closer to the high-end carbon steel when sharpened to a nice bitey edge. With a great in hand feel, an easy to sharpen steel and a reasonable price point we think this is a great knife for professionals and home cooks alike!
Santoku translates to three virtues. Meat, fish, and vegetables, or slicing, dicing, and chopping. No matter what way you look at it, it implies the versatility of the knife. While you sacrifice some of the slicing capability of a larger gyuto, don't be fooled by its size, the santoku can get 99% of your kitchen tasks done without breaking a sweat, which is probably why its the most popular shape in Japanese home kitchens.
Knife Care (Stainless Steel)
Although this knife is made from stainless steel we do still encourage our customers to keep their knives as dry and clean as possible.
NO DISHWASHER - the high heat will ruin the wooden handle.
Wash and dry by hand using regular dish soap and warm water using a none abrasive sponge or cloth.
Ensure the knife is dry before being put away for storage and ensure the edge of the knife is protected to avoid any unnecessary dulling.
Avoid Bones, Frozen foods, nuts and hard candies or anything other than fruits, vegetables and proteins.