The most popular knife in use throughout Japan and for good reason; Santoku's are good at every task you could throw at them. Whether you're mincing, slicing or dicing the santoku's smaller size and unique shape make it a great option for any cook.
Don't let the unassuming look of these knives fool you, they are some of the best performing knives we've ever had the pleasure of using. Super thin blade that comes as sharp as a razor and made with one of our favorite steels, R2, these knives stay sharp a very long time. These knives are quite light and very well balanced.
Takamura is a small knife shop located in Echizen City, Japan run bythird generation blacksmith Terukazu Takamura who inherited the business from hisfather. 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.