Kikusumi NATUR Sakura 6.5″ Santoku Knife Japanese G3 Steel Nashiji – 16.5 cm Wa Handle
* this item will be in stock from mid- October 2021
NATUR Santoku 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.
Weight: 4.8 oz / 135g
Blade Length: 6.5” / 16.5 cm
Blade Width 3 mm
Handle Length: 5” / 13 cm
Total Lenght: 12.6” / 32 cm
The NATUR collection is 100% forged and handcrafted in Japan for those who love the craftsmanship and values of the artisan tradition. Traditional & modern forging combined to produce high quality steel accented with natural woods and detailed refinements. NATUR series of knives are built with sustainably harvested woods that will last a lifetime. NATUR 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 so the pure beauty of the Sakura wood shines through. Sakura is considered a high-end wood in Japan used for musical instruments & furniture. Sakura is iconically associated witht the Spring sakura blossom festivals. The texture is dense and smooth. The wood surface can be finished beautifully as it becomes glossy when polished. Sakura wood is resistant to crackingand is less likely to warp or be deformed thanks to its tough viscoelasticity.
SUSTAINABLY HARVESTED WOOD
At Kikusumi we are committed to a future where we grow our resources and replace them. This means we grow our resources and replace them. When sourced responsibly, wood can play a big part in helping tackle climate change as healthy forests help offset carbon emissions. The hiba forest in the northern prefecture of Aomori has been protected and managed carefully since 1661 because it is considered to be such an important source of the wood. Today responsible forest stewardship is an important element of sustainable growth and Kikusumi Aomori Hiba handles fulfill this goal of using resources
G3 steel is a breakthrough in metallurgy that combines the performance of high-carbon steel with the convenience of a semi-stainless steel. Simply dry after use and it won’t rust. No need to oil blades. G3 steel is easy to sharpen and holds it edge better than stainless steels. Similar in performance to shirogami #2 but without the high maintenance so you can enjoy cooking more.