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Kaishin Kurouchi – Santoku 165mm
Kaishin Kurouchi – Santoku 165mm

Kaishin 

Kaishin knives are forged by a small group of blacksmiths in Tosa city, Japan. These knives are great value for money. Made from beautiful steel they have a rustic feel and are quite light even when compared to other Japanese knives.

Santoku:

This is also a multi-purpose knife, but with a slight vegetable bias. Santoku means ‘Three Virtues’ or ‘To solve Three Problems’. The virtues or problems are slicing, dicing and mincing. Santoku is usually found in 160mm – 190mm lengths. These are more and more popular in Western kitchens due to the unique shape and smaller easy to handle size.

Knife Specifications: 

Knife Shape: Santoku

Blade Length: 165mm

Steel Type: Aogami # 2 (Blue Steel # 2)

Rockwell Hardness: 61:63

Handle Material: Cherry wood Handle

Delivery time: 3 to 5 Working days

FREE SHIPPING for orders over R500

We use Payfast and EFT as payment method.

Care Instructions:

  • Wash and dry the blade by hand immediately after use. Dishwashers are very bad for all knives.
  • Use a soft cloth to wash the blade. Avoid abrasive dish scrubbers and powders as these can damage the finish of your beautiful knife.
  • Do not cut through bones. You can certainly cut along/beside bones, but do not cut into bones. This can, at worst, chip the blade.
  • Never use this knife to cut frozen food. I’m sure you have a 4×4 somewhere in your kitchen for this job.
  • Never twist or cleave the blade.
  • Always use a wooden or plastic cutting board. Never cut on bamboo, glass, marble, slate, a plate, china, marble, arborite or anything harder than steel.
  • Store knives in a way that the blades will not knock into each other.
  • Never transport knives unprotected.
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Katsushige Anryu – Kurouchi Santoku 165mm
Katsushige Anryu – Kurouchi Santoku 165mm

Katsushige Anryu

Knife making is in Anryu san’s blood. His family started as knife makers in the early 1870’s. He started apprenticing as a knife maker under his father, Katsutoshi Anryu, after graduating high school in 1959. He is a fourth generation knife maker and has been working as a blacksmith for well over 50 years. Anryu San is also one of the founders of Takefu Knife Village in Echizen, Japan.

The blade are made from White Paper #2 steel as the core. A soft iron, multi-layer cladding is added using a hammer forged san-mai technique to help with corrosion.

Santoku:

This is also a multi-purpose knife, but with a slight vegetable bias. Santoku means ‘Three Virtues’ or ‘To solve Three Problems’. The virtues or problems are slicing, dicing and mincing. Santoku is usually found in 160mm – 190mm lengths. These are more and more popular in Western kitchens due to the unique shape and smaller easy to handle size.

Knife Specifications: 

Knife Shape: Santoku

Blade Length: 165 mm

Steel Type: Shirogami # 2 (White Paper #2)

Rockwell Hardness: 61:63

Delivery time: 3 to 5 Working days

FREE SHIPPING for orders over R500

We use Payfast and EFT as payment method.

Care Instructions:

  • Wash and dry the blade by hand immediately after use. Dishwashers are very bad for all knives.
  • Use a soft cloth to wash the blade. Avoid abrasive dish scrubbers and powders as these can damage the finish of your beautiful knife.
  • Do not cut through bones. You can certainly cut along/beside bones, but do not cut into bones. This can, at worst, chip the blade.
  • Never use this knife to cut frozen food. I’m sure you have a 4×4 somewhere in your kitchen for this job.
  • Never twist or cleave the blade.
  • Always use a wooden or plastic cutting board. Never cut on bamboo, glass, marble, slate, a plate, china, marble, arborite or anything harder than steel.
  • Store knives in a way that the blades will not knock into each other.
  • Never transport knives unprotected.
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Kobayashi – Santoku 165mm – SG2 Steel
Kobayashi – Santoku 165mm – SG2 Steel

Kei Kobayashi is a relative new blacksmith on the scene. He started as a sharpener and finisher for a few leading blacksmiths. He recently started forging not to long ago and we have to say that the results are really impressive! Really nice grind, good balance and sharpness out the box is awesome. The belly has a bit more curve to it compared to other santoku knives we have available.

The blade is made from SG2 steel thats renowned for its super dense grain structure and purity, this makes for a harder and less brittle knife than other similar steels. The knife is cladded with a softer stainless steel for added protection and to make sharpening easier.

The handle is made from dyed lacquer coated pakka wood.

Knife Specifications: 

Knife Shape: Santoku

Blade Length: 165mm

Steel Type: SG2

Rockwell Hardness: 64

Handle Material: Wa (Japanese) Handle

Delivery time: 3 to 5 Working days

FREE DELIVERY ACROSS SOUTH AFRICA

We use Payfast and EFT as payment method.

Care Instructions:

  • Wash and dry the blade by hand immediately after use. Dishwashers are very bad for all knives.
  • Use a soft cloth to wash the blade. Avoid abrasive dish scrubbers and powders as these can damage the finish of your beautiful knife.
  • Do not cut through bones. You can certainly cut along/beside bones, but do not cut into bones. This can, at worst, chip the blade.
  • Never use this knife to cut frozen food. I’m sure you have a 4×4 somewhere in your kitchen for this job.
  • Never twist, cleave or prise the blade.
  • Always use a wooden or plastic cutting board. Never cut on bamboo, glass, marble, slate, a plate, china, marble, arborite or anything harder than steel.
  • Store knives in a way that the blades will not knock into each other.
  • Never transport knives unprotected.
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Masakage Koishi – Santoku 165mm
Masakage Koishi – Santoku 165mm

Masakage Koishi:

The blade is made from Aogami Super  – really easy to sharpen, holds a super fine edge, cuts like silk and is very rugged for its hardness. The super hard steel is then cladded in a softer stainless steel to help lower the possibility of rusting.

The Koishi(Pebble) line is made by Yoshimi Kato who first apprenticed at Kanehiro Hamono and then apprenticed under the guidance of Hiroshi-San (his Father in Law) who has also taught great blacksmiths like Yu Kurosaki. Yoshimi Kato strives to continuously improve his skills day by day working from Takefu knife village.

Santoku:

This is also a multi-purpose knife, but with a slight vegetable bias. Santoku means ‘Three Virtues’ or ‘To solve Three Problems’. The virtues or problems are slicing, dicing and mincing. Santoku is usually found in 160mm – 190mm lengths. These are more and more popular in Western kitchens due to the unique shape and smaller easy to handle size.

Knife Specifications: 

Knife Shape: Santoku

Blade Length: 165mm

Steel Type: Aogami Super with Stainless Glad

Rockwell Hardness: 63:64

Handle Material: Wa (Japanese) Handle, Octagon Cherry wood handle with Pakka wood collar

Delivery time: 3 to 5 Working days

FREE DELIVERY ACROSS SOUTH AFRICA

We use Payfast and EFT as payment method.

Care Instructions:

  • Wash and dry the blade by hand immediately after use. Dishwashers are very bad for all knives.
  • Use a soft cloth to wash the blade. Avoid abrasive dish scrubbers and powders as these can damage the finish of your beautiful knife.
  • Do not cut through bones. You can certainly cut along/beside bones, but do not cut into bones. This can, at worst, chip the blade.
  • Never use this knife to cut frozen food. I’m sure you have a 4×4 somewhere in your kitchen for this job.
  • Never twist, cleave or prise the blade.
  • Always use a wooden or plastic cutting board. Never cut on bamboo, glass, marble, slate, a plate, china, marble, arborite or anything harder than steel.
  • Store knives in a way that the blades will not knock into each other.
  • Never transport knives unprotected.
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Saya Cover – Santoku 165mm
Saya Cover – Santoku 165mm

The design of the Japanese saya cover has not changed much for hundreds of years. Japanese Magnolia wood is traditionally used for these covers as it does a great job protecting the blade. Its soft, moisture-resistant and contains no strong resins that might cause corrosion in high carbon steel.

Please note that each product my vary in appearance because of the Magnolia wood used for the saya Covers. The saya you receive will be unique and slightly different from the image.

 

  • Each wooden saya covers fit varies slightly due to the natural factors (humidity, dryness etc.), also each knife shape is unique, your knife may not fit this wooden saya. To purchase saya for knives you own, please bring your knives in to the JPN Concept Store in Salt River, Cape Town. We will personally fit your knife with a saya.

 

 

  • Kitchen Samurai does not accept returns, exchanges or refunds of saya covers. All sales of saya covers are final.

 

FREE SHIPPING for orders over R500

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Tojiro DP – Santoku 170mm
Tojiro DP – Santoku 170mm

Tojiro Knives

Tojiro is one of the few manufactures in Japan that performs all of its manufacturing processes in-house. They choose this path of integrated in-house production, from the careful selection of materials to after sale service. The reason why they are able to deliver high quality lies in their commitment to being directly involved in every aspect of making their knives.

As knives are tools that people directly take into their hands to use, Tojiro values the skills of producers, which are the foundation of manufacturing, and keep a close eye on all processes until each craftsman at TOJIRO is completely satisfied. Our knives that are produced by traditional techniques and modern industrial technology are held in the highest regard not only in Japan, but around the world.

Santoku:

This is also a multi-purpose knife, but with a slight vegetable bias. Santoku means ‘Three Virtues’ or ‘To solve Three Problems’. The virtues or problems are slicing, dicing and mincing. Santoku is usually found in 160mm – 190mm lengths. These are more and more popular in Western kitchens due to the unique shape and smaller easy to handle size.

VG10 Stainless

The blade is made from VG10 Stainless. Its a very popular stainless steel for knife makers in Japan. It is produced by Takefu Special steel Co. Ltd. VG10 is specifically designed for kitchen knife making. Its’s relatively easy to work, has great edge retention, hardness and ductility. VG10 is usually hardened to 60-61 HRC.

Knife Specifications:  

Knife Shape: Santoku

Blade Length: 165mm

Steel Type: VG10 Stainless

Rockwell Hardness: 60:61

Handle Material: Wa (Japanese) Handle

Delivery time: 3 to 5 Working days

FREE SHIPPING for orders over R500

We use Payfast and EFT as payment method.

Care Instructions:

  • Wash and dry the blade by hand immediately after use. Dishwashers are very bad for all knives.
  • Use a soft cloth to wash the blade. Avoid abrasive dish scrubbers and powders as these can damage the finish of your beautiful knife.
  • Do not cut through bones. You can certainly cut along/beside bones, but do not cut into bones. This can, at worst, chip the blade.
  • Never use this knife to cut frozen food. I’m sure you have a 4×4 somewhere in your kitchen for this job.
  • Never twist, cleave or prise the blade.
  • Always use a wooden or plastic cutting board. Never cut on bamboo, glass, marble, slate, a plate, china, marble, arborite or anything harder than steel.
  • Store knives in a way that the blades will not knock into each other.
  • Never transport knives unprotected.
not rated R1,550.00 Add to cart
Tojiro Shirogami – Santoku 165mm
Tojiro Shirogami – Santoku 165mm

Tojiro Knives

Tojiro is one of the few manufactures in Japan that performs all of its manufacturing processes in-house. They choose this path of integrated in-house production, from the careful selection of materials to after sale service. The reason why they are able to deliver high quality lies in their commitment to being directly involved in every aspect of making their knives.

As knives are tools that people directly take into their hands to use, Tojiro values the skills of producers, which are the foundation of manufacturing, and keep a close eye on all processes until each craftsman at TOJIRO is completely satisfied. Our knives that are produced by traditional techniques and modern industrial technology are held in the highest regard not only in Japan, but around the world.

Santoku:

This is also a multi-purpose knife, but with a slight vegetable bias. Santoku means ‘Three Virtues’ or ‘To solve Three Problems’. The virtues or problems are slicing, dicing and mincing. Santoku is usually found in 160mm – 190mm lengths. These are more and more popular in Western kitchens due to the unique shape and smaller easy to handle size.

Shirogami #2 or White Carbon Steel #2:

Shirogami or White Carbon steel is one of the most pure types of carbon steel. Its made from Iron sand made in Japan.

White Carbon steel is most definitely the easiest steel to sharpen and to achieve an incredible smooth “silky” cutting edge.

These knives do however require special care as they are the most reactive of the carbon steels, after a strong patina has formed on the blade they are less likely to rust.

Knife Specifications:  

Knife Shape: Santoku

Blade Length: 165mm

Steel Type: Shirogami #2 / White Carbon # 2

Rockwell Hardness: 61:63

Handle Material: Wa (Japanese) Handle

Delivery time: 3 to 5 Working days

FREE SHIPPING for orders over R500

We use Payfast and EFT as payment method.

Care Instructions:

  • Wash and dry the blade by hand immediately after use. Dishwashers are very bad for all knives.
  • Use a soft cloth to wash the blade. Avoid abrasive dish scrubbers and powders as these can damage the finish of your beautiful knife.
  • Do not cut through bones. You can certainly cut along/beside bones, but do not cut into bones. This can, at worst, chip the blade.
  • Never use this knife to cut frozen food. I’m sure you have a 4×4 somewhere in your kitchen for this job.
  • Never twist, cleave or prise the blade.
  • Always use a wooden or plastic cutting board. Never cut on bamboo, glass, marble, slate, a plate, china, marble, arborite or anything harder than steel.
  • Store knives in a way that the blades will not knock into each other.
  • Never transport knives unprotected.
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Yoshimi Kato – Santoku 165mm – VG10 Damascus
Yoshimi Kato – Santoku 165mm – VG10 Damascus

Yoshimi Kato

Yoshimi Kato apprenticed at Kanehiro Hamono and then apprenticed under the guidance of Hiroshi-San (his Father in Law) who has also taught great blacksmiths like Yu Kurosaki. Yoshimi Kato strives to continuously improve his skills day by day working from Takefu knife village. Unusual for a blacksmith, Kato-San does not favor a particular steel. He is skilled with all steels that he uses. He believes that heat treating is where you should pay the most attention.

The blade is made from VG10 Stainless. Its a very popular stainless steel for knife makers in Japan. It is produced by Takefu Special steel Co. Ltd. VG10 is specifically designed for kitchen knife making. Its’s relatively easy to work, has great edge retention, hardness and ductility. VG10 is usually hardened to 60-61 HRC.

Santoku:

This is also a multi-purpose knife, but with a slight vegetable bias. Santoku means ‘Three Virtues’ or ‘To solve Three Problems’. The virtues or problems are slicing, dicing and mincing. Santoku is usually found in 160mm – 190mm lengths. These are more and more popular in Western kitchens due to the unique shape and smaller easy to handle size.

Knife Specifications: 

Knife Shape: Santoku

Blade Length: 165 mm

Steel Type: VG10 Stainless

Rockwell Hardness: 61:63

Delivery time: 3 to 5 Working days

FREE DELIVERY ACROSS SOUTH AFRICA

We use Payfast and EFT as payment method.

Care Instructions:

  • Wash and dry the blade by hand immediately after use. Dishwashers are very bad for all knives.
  • Use a soft cloth to wash the blade. Avoid abrasive dish scrubbers and powders as these can damage the finish of your beautiful knife.
  • Do not cut through bones. You can certainly cut along/beside bones, but do not cut into bones. This can, at worst, chip the blade.
  • Never use this knife to cut frozen food. I’m sure you have a 4×4 somewhere in your kitchen for this job.
  • Never twist or cleave the blade.
  • Always use a wooden or plastic cutting board. Never cut on bamboo, glass, marble, slate, a plate, china, marble, arborite or anything harder than steel.
  • Store knives in a way that the blades will not knock into each other.
  • Never transport knives unprotected.
not rated R3,850.00 Read more