Takayuki Iwai – Santoku 165mm



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.

Takayuki Awai:

Takayuki Iwai who is certified Japanese traditional craft-man in Echizen, Japan.

His knives are all carefully crafted by hand, they work in a very small team to ensure quality over quantity. These knives made in small volume so could take up to 4 weeks to restock.

Knife Specifications

Knife Type: Santoku (All purpose knife )
Material: Blue steel No.2
Blade Length: 165mm
Blade Height:45mm
Blade Thickness:3.0mm
Handle Length: 125mm

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.
  • This knife fully carbon steel, meaning the whole blade can rust. Over time a patina will form protecting the knife. To help prevent this, you can oil your blade with Camellia Oil after use.
  • 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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