Kikusumi KATURA Kashi Santoku Knife Damascus Japanese Steel AUS10 Polished Hammered Finish 17 cm Japanese Oak Handle


KATURA Santoku is a versatile cutting tool capable of handling most basic kitchen cutting tasks.  Santoku means “three virtues” in Japanese and is capable of slicing, dicing and mincing. Fit with a blade shape shorter in length but wider than a Western chef knife – the strength of the Santoku is its light weight and easy maneuverability. Professional chefs will choose a santoku blade to handle both detailed and greater volumes of prepping to improves work efficiency.


Kashi / Japanese oak tree is evergreen.  In early summer, it flowers in a similar way to chestnut.  In Autumn blooms become small acorns.  Japanese oak  has a structure that is uniformly hard, has excellent dent resistance and has better impact strength than American oaks.  Kashi is often found in the Kanto area (Tokyo) In Budo it’s usually use to make wooden weapons such as Bokken.  Since it is heavy and very resilient, it’s one of the most favored woods to use.  Japanese oak was the favorite wood of famous sword masters throughout Japanese history, because of its practicality and high durability.


5 in stock (can be backordered)