RYUTOKU Santoku 165mm

(3 customer reviews)



RYUTOKU knives are manufactured by Fuji Cutlery Co., Ltd. The sister company of Tojiro applies advanced construction techniques and modern materials, combined with high quality Japanese quality control to produce great knives suitable for chefs, home cooks and professionals at a great price.


Please note: These knives are more suited for home use rather than in a professional environment.



Santoku Knife (三徳包丁 – pronounced: Santoku Bōchō) literally translated from Japanese means ‘Three Virtues’. Three Virtues refers to the three methods of using a knife namely slicing, dicing and chopping or the three types of fresh produce that is meat, fish and vegetables.

The Santoku’s multi-purpose and versatility nature leads it to be compared with a Western chef’s knife or the Gyuto. As the Three Virtues suggests it’s perfect for chopping, mincing and slicing the three main fresh produces. It excels easily through the fresh produce and creates thin slices of meat, seafood, cheese, fruits, and vegetables. The wide blade is handy for scooping food off the cutting board. The blade profile is well suited for up-and-down motion or using a tap-chop or a push-cut.

The Santoku thin blade is shorter than Western chef’s or Gyuto knives making it lighter, easier to handle and less strenuous for long periods of work. The flatter cutting edge is nearly straight from heel to tip. The Santoku is perfect for users with smaller hands and a bit more limited working space. The double-bevel, thin, sharp edge prioritises finesse instead of power.

Type: Western Style

Best for: Meat, Fish, Vegetables

Kitchen Samurai Ease of Use Rating: All-Rounder – Easy to use and applies to most food types


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.
  • 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.

In stock

SKU: B23183 Categories: ,

Additional information

Knife Shape


Total Length

300 mm

Blade Lenght

165 mm

Rockwell Hardness



Double Bevel

Handle Material

Magnolia Handle with Tritan Collar

3 reviews for RYUTOKU Santoku 165mm

  1. Niekie van der Merwe

    I bought this knife a few days ago, and I am very happy with it. It is well made, feels very nice in the hand, and is super sharp ! It cuts like a dream, and I think it is good value for the money !

  2. Ewan Greyvenstein

    Incredible value for money! For a softer steel knife, it holds an edge for a respectable period of time and the thin grind on this knife means that, even if the edge has dulled slightly, it’ll still have a good cutting action. You’d have to look far and wide for a better knife at this price point as it performs just as well as some other knives that I have at double the price.

  3. Ivan Richards

    I like knives way too much. And also spend to much money on them….but its my money. LOL

    At 1st I thought this knife was a bit flimsy and told Neil im going to give it HELL to see what shes made of. And 3 months later the knife still holds up her end of the bargain.

    The handle seems light but it actually grew on me. Its also a nice thin blade which makes cutting a dream, sturdy though. Can also take some water because of the stainless. So a great knife for any newbie.

    Over all a great buy!

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