Shibamasa V5 Damascus Santoku 170mm



Sibamasa Santoku is made in Seki, Japan.


The blade is made from VG5 Stainless steel, part of the V Gold stainless steel line. VG5 is similar to VG-10 but with a slightly larger grain structure which results in a higher vanadium content making the knife a bit more durable. VG10 also contains cobalt, which is not added to VG5. Its a durable steel that will hold an good edge and is relatively easy to sharpen.

The thin grind of the Shibamasa makes for a pleasurable cutting feel! The black Pakka wood handle is sturdy, solid and comfortable in the hand.

Well balanced over all and would definitely say great value for money.


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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