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Yamato Santoku


Yamato Santoku

Our stunning range of handmade Japanese knives starts with the essential Yamato Santoku chef’s knife. This all purpose knife is formed of three layers of molybdenum-vanadium steel that promises a consistently sharp edge. Low-carbon stainless steel is used on the outside to ensure the knife does not rust. The Yamato Santoku is beautifully balanced and is finished with a sleek reinforced wooden handle.

The perfect gift for the adventurous cook!

Full lenth 350mm

Blade lenth 180mm


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three layers of molybdenum-vanadium steel
Gifu region map

Prefecture: Gifu

Gifu is Japan's literal and figurative heart, with untouched traditional villages nestled in picturesque mountain ranges. Gifu Prefecture is steeped in history, and its significance shines through to this day. The pivotal battle that united the nation took place at  Sekigahara , and you can visit the battlefield today. Swordsmiths practice their craft in Seki, and traditional cormorant fishing is still alive along the Nagara River. The town of Takayama has gone mostly untouched by time, while the nearby villages of Shirakawa-go and  Gokayama  are one of the few places where thatched-roof houses remain in Japan. The dramatic mountains, pure rivers and snowy winters create a remarkably picturesque setting.

Hida beef is a famous specialty—which can be pricey, but is well worth it. Known for its tenderness, it is best served as a steak, but is also found grilled on skewers or added to hotpots. Head to a shabu- shabu restaurant for some good options.

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