Shiro Kamo Damascus Santoku 165 mm

Blade Length 165 mm
Total Length 310 mm
Steel VG-10 Stainless
Handle Rosewood
Ferrule Pakkawood
Rockwell 62-63
Height Spine to heel 49 mm
Width at Spine 2 mm
Weight 127 grams

Shiro Kamo-san is one of the most experienced and well regarded smiths we have the pleasure of working with here at our shop. He was born into a blacksmith family and knew from an early age he would one day take over the family business as many days in his childhood were speant hanging out at his father Toukichi Kamo's shop. In 1993 he helped in the founding of the Takefu knife village which is a region world renowned for it's knife production and was appointed to chairman of the Takefu knife village in 2010. He has sinced stepped down from this position but now works as the Chairman of the Echizen Blacksmith Foundation. 

Santoku translates to Three virtues which refers to slicing, dicing and chopping or meat, fish and vegetables depending who you talk to. Basically what the name tries to imply is the incredible versatility of the blade. Great for chopping vegetables, slicing meat and anything else you can throw at them they are easily the most popular blade in home kitchens in Japan and are quickly becoming the go to shape in North America as well.

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.

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