- 8 inch Japanese santoku knife is crafted out of premium forged German high carbon molybdenum vanadium stainless steel. Molybdenum and vanadium have the effect of increasing strength (sharpness and abrasion resistance) and increase sticky(hard to chip). We often recommend molybdenum steel Japanese Kitchen knives because of their characteristics: ease of re-sharpening, good durability, and rust resistance, and edge retention.
- Creative Non-Stick Coating BladeUnlike other acid etched/black oxidized hammered/dimpled blade santoku knives that easily get rust and might not good for health, creatively applied a food-grade nonstick black coating (a hydrophobic & Oleophobic one) on this Japanese santoku knife’s blade to achieve anti-rust and non-stick ability, making the knife easy to clean. Meanwhile, the black coating defines the very character of Knives Series.
- Not Just Ergonomic Wood Handle handle of this Japanese santoku knife is constructed from natural ebony wood that feels substantial in the hand, smooth and warm. Moreover, an ultra-thick octagonal bolster forged from premium stainless steel acts as a seamless junction between the handle and the knife blade, not only strengthening the knife but also providing a smooth transition from the blade to the handle.(Note: The wood handle is not dishwasher safe)
- Perfect BalanceThis santoku knife has a perfect weight/balance design, evenly balanced at the bolster for that “feels just right in your hand” sensation and offering a comfortable and sturdy feel for each cutting, chopping, and slicing, etc.