GOKADEN NASHIJI FINISH SANTOKU KNIFEMASA-AUS001 MASA-AUS001
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The santoku, meaning ‘three virtues’, also called "bunka bocho", is a multi-purpose knife.
Prioritized for vegetables and fish. These are generally flatter than gyuto and have a less pointy tip. Because they are flatter, the wrist is in a more natural position and the shoulder does not need to be raised as high. These knives do not require as much room to cut, however, these knives are not used when doing Western cutting techniques that may require more room such as a gyuto knife would. These are the most popular knives in most Japanese homes.
This gokaden series santoku knife, blade is made from AUS-10 which is produced by Aichi Steel the Japanese Tokai city in Japan. AUS-10 has high-carbon content just like VG-10 which brings a great performance and razor sharp.
Applying Nashiji finish (like a Pear skin) helps release food form surface which means does not stick too much on the surface. It’s traditional style in Japan.
The Beautiful blue Handle is made of natural wood. Slight curved handle is comfortable fit to hold it long time.Blade: AUS-10 stainless steel double bevel
Handle: Natural wood
Use & Care
- Do not attempt to cut, hit or chop frozen products or bones. The blade can chip or break.
- Hand wash with warm water and towel dry.
- No dish washer
About -五箇伝 GOKADEN-
Japanese swords were researched after every battle and were renovated to improve its effects. Furthermore, many talented blacksmiths started emerging during the late Heian to the Kamakura period and five producing districts-Yamato, Bizen, Yamashiro, Soushu, Mino-were established, each with their own style and technique in forging Japanese swords. In the Katana industry, these five areas became generically known as the “Gokaden” during the Meiji period(1868-1911)
After MASA visited these areas and he said to himself, GOKADEN would be the perfect name for his knives. His knives are reflection of traditional art of Japanese sword which hand forged by skilled craftsman, sharp as a razor and edge retention is like no other. The Japanese tradition of beauty and excellence that’s what HITACHIYA KNIVES are.
Masa believes one great knife can be cherished for a lifetime.
He sincerely hope that HITACHIYA KNIFE will be the your one.
With the purchase of a new knife at HITACHIYA USA, you will receive free initial knife sharpening service as an optional. This initial sharpening service “Honbazuke” is to enhance the sharpness of blade from factory edge.
Please contact us and make a request.
Please note that all sharpened knives are not returnable or eligible for exchange.