Sakai Kikumori SRS13 – Santoku 165mm
With a passionate devotion to knife-making as well as working with some of the most skilled craftsman in Japan, Sakai Kikumori has been making cutlery of incredible quality and performance since its inception in 1926.
The Kikumori HS Santoku is constructed using an SRS13 core steel which is cladded in softer stainless steel. SRS13 is a powdered super stainless steel which is similar to SG2/R2 steel however, is less likely to chip due to the fact that it has added flexibility. It can be sharpened quickly and will take on incredibly sharp edges that will last for longer periods of time. The stainless steel cladding on the blade aids in further preventing corrosion and adds to the knifes aesthetic. The handle is a D-Shaped Wa handle made from Roasted Chestnut with a Buffalo Horn ferrule. The Santoku is a multi-purpose knife with a blade profile that allows for great versatility and due to this as well as its smaller form factor, it has become very popular in Western kitchens.
- 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.