Shigeki Tanaka – Blue 2 – Stainless Clad – Santoku

(1 customer review)

R2,950.00

Tanaka

Shigeki Tanaka apprenticed at Takefu Knife village for three years. He moved back to Miki City where he is currently working at his Family shop. The Tanaka family originally started with sickles and other agricultural tools but focuses on Kitchen Knives that has gained a great reputation worldwide.

Tanaka-San hand-forges his knives in the traditional way, as it has been done for hundreds of years in Japan.

 

Santoku

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.

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1 review for Shigeki Tanaka – Blue 2 – Stainless Clad – Santoku

  1. Dean Floyd

    On the Advice of Neil I got this magnificent blade! to say I am happy with it is a gross understatement. The patina that has formed is exquisite and the razor sharp blade is phenomenal. I will definitely be purchasing another knife from Kitchen Samurai. The five star rating come =s from the whole package Service, Quality Product and most of all Sales Knowledge. An absolute pleasure to deal with them!

    • Neil

      Hi Dean! Thanks for your review and your kind words! We couldn’t agree more, this is a special blade! Looking forward to supplying you with many more to come!

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