BLACK SHADOW Santoku Knife – Nashiji G3 Japanese Stainless Steel + Black Riveted Handle [ 7” / 18 cm ]
Weight: 6.2 oz / 177 g
Blade Length: 7” / 18 cm
Handle Length: 4.3” / 11 cm
Total Length 11”.8 / 30 cm
BLACK SHADOW Santoku 18 cm is a versatile cutting tool capable of handling most basic kitchen cutting tasks. Santoku means “three virtues” in Japanese and is capable of slicing, dicing and mincing. Fit with a blade shape shorter in length but wider than a Western chef knife – the strength of the Santoku is its light weight and easy maneuverability. Professional chefs will choose a santoku blade to handle both detailed and greater volumes of prepping to improves work efficiency. The extra width of the blade means it is exceptional at peeling vegetables like carrots and daikon or fruit like apples and pears.
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The BLACK SHADOW collection is 100 % forged and handcrafted in Japan for those who love the craftsmanship and values of the artisan tradition but prefer western style handles. Traditional & modern forging combined to produce high quality steel accented with natural woods and detailed refinements. BLACK SHADOW series of knives are built with sustainably harvested woods that will last a lifetime. BLACK SHADOW captures the best qualities of the forging spirit in a knife that is authentically artisan in every detail. It offers the cook a remarkably precise cutting tool with a rustic yet refined aesthetic.
We created these as mono-handles in black so the focus on the blade finishing shines through. Black pakkawood is often used in Japan used for western handle knives and kitchen tools. The texture is smooth and tactile. The wood surface can be finished beautifully as it becomes glossy when polished. Pakkawood is resistant to cracking and is less likely to warp or be deformed. Three stainless steel rivets bolt the handle to the full tang blade. A high polish stainless steel collar connects all the parts together securely. The finishing is highly detailed and refined. Seams are smooth in transition from wood to steel for maximum comfort.
Yo western handles are ideal for both left and right hand cooks. They fit the contours of the hand which is why they have superior ergonomics. Flexible grip holds are another reason – whether straight cuts or peeling ‘katsura’ cutting the octagonal handle beats the western grip handles on skill performance. Ergonomic & ambidextrous make them the ideal handle crafted by Kikusumi artisans.
Each Sakura octagonal mono-handle is finished with a tradtional yakking (burned) logo just like it was done back in the Edo period. Blades receive 3 beautiful kanji engravings that express its orgins. 菊 炭 KIKUSUMI 銀三 G3 土佐TOSA
Packaged in recycled paper products that can also be repackaged. Packaging is reduced to minimal size to reduce carbon emissions on the way to your door. Brochures are also made from recycled paper materials. Plasitic is generally not used in our packaging.
The picture showing on the item page is a representative image of the product. The product shipped will be similar but please be aware the actual color, pattern, shape and size may slightly differ from the pictures shown regarding items hand-made by the artists and made using natural materials such as wood.