POWDER STEEL SANTOKU KNIFEMASA-PWS001 MASA-PWS001
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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.
High speed high carbon powder steel. This steel is originally used for processing metals, and in tools for punching out steel plates. It formed by mixing very fine ground powders, compressing them into shape and then heating them to make them bond together. The powder steel is capable of high-temperature service and extreme durability.
High speed high carbon powder stainless steel is able to maintain its sharpness over a long period because of its hardness.
Excellent edge retention and cutting performance that satisfy professional’s needs.
The premium Mahogany wood used for the handle is water-repellent and non-slip. The handle is triple riveted to the full tang, which gives exceptional strength & durability. It's designed for efficiency and comfort and perfectly balanced construction which make you comfortable even for a long time use.
History of 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 hoping 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.