Murata Kurochi – Santoku 180mm



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.

Murata Kurochi

Tekeo Murata is known as the top knife maker of Shikoku. He hand forges the knives from Aogami #1 (Blue Steel #1). His knives represent some of the best knives Japan has to offer.

Knife Specifications: 

Knife Shape: Santoku

Blade Length: 180mm

Steel Type: #1 Aogami (Blue carbon) Steel

Rockwell Hardness: 61:63

Handle Material: Handle Material Pakka wood with welded bolster

Delivery time: 3 to 5 Working days


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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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