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Santoku Knife for Mincing Slicing and Dicing Vegetables - 9-1/4" - Damascus - Unfinished Kit

$55.99

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Santoku Chopping Knife is excellent for slicing and downward push cuts. The best use of this knife however is for chopping by utilizing the deep belly of this knife allows for a beautiful rocking action making the chore of chopping a breeze. ZHEN Hammered Surface Damascus Knife Blanks...

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Santoku Chopping Knife is excellent for slicing and downward push cuts. The best use of this knife however is for chopping by utilizing the deep belly of this knife allows for a beautiful rocking action making the chore of chopping a breeze.

ZHEN Hammered Surface Damascus Knife Blanks are forged in Japan utilizing years of knowledge and skill in knife making and technology and then imported to Taiwan. The blades are made by forge welding 66 layers of steel together around a single core layer of VG – 10 stainless steel (HRC60-62), which creates a high quality blade. Each blade has its own unique pattern on its surface and an edge that remains extremely sharp over an extended period of time. The hammered surface or tsuchime finish acts like a series of hollow-ground cavities while reducing drag, allowing the food to release from the blade surface while slicing. Designed with the professional cook in mind, these knives make a great gift for the cook in your family.

Features:

  • Customize your knife blade by choosing from myriad woods to make the handle yourself
  • Crafted from 66 layers of Japanese Damascus steel
  • Hammered tsuchime finish acts like a series of hollow-ground cavities reducing drag
  • VG – 10 steel core with a Rockwell hardness of HRC60-62
  • Maintains an extremely sharp edge for a long period of time
Specifications:
  • Overall Length: 9-1/4"
  • Blade Length: 4-3/4"
  • Blade Materials: Japanese Damascus stainless steel / VG-10 stainless steel core
What's Included:
  • (1) Knife blade blank
  • (1) Set of Rivets
Notes:
  • Knife scale / handle material sold separately.
  • Hand wash your blades with gentle dish soap, rinse clean and towel dry immediately.
  • Hone your blades with a steel or ceramic rod weekly to keep them sharp. We recommend sharpening your blades with a whetstone at an angle of 15°-20°.
  • CAUTION: DO NOT chop bone or use this knife on a hard surface like a glass cutting board, tile, or granite.

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Reviews

4.75 out of 5 stars
4 Reviews
  1. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    So good I am ordering two more.

    After a year of use everyone that has used this knife loved it. I am ordering two more for family members that have admired using this knife. If i could only have one knife, this would be it. I have three other Zhen Santoku knives from woodcraft, they are all great.

  2. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    One of my Favorite Kitchen Knives.

    This knife is my go to for slicing carrots, celery, and other veggies. I put bubinga knife blanks with several coats of pure Tung oil and then tried and true BLO and the handle came out great.

  3. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Fantastic blade - Better than expected!

    After having doing one of the other Damascus blades for a gift, I decided to do the hammered finish Santoku for myself. Opted not to use the rivets, and instead did a contoured Elm burl handle to fit my hand. What a blade! Super sharp right out of the box, honed on my 4000 grit Norton waterstone just for that final touch, and this is a joy to use. I am an avid chef, and have an extensive collection of German and Japanese knives, but this has become one of my favorite knives for general purpose...even boning a small bird, as it's sharp as a laser and handles beautifully. Highly recommended project! If you have never used a knife of this quality, here's an excuse to make on your own with a totally custom handle. Wish I could post an image to show it off.

  4. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Great kits, could use better instructions though.

    I have made a few of these kits, and am impressed by the quality of the blades on these higher end kits. My only disappointment has been the spotty instructions for some of the kits, like this one. The kit comes with interlocking rivets, which I planned for in my construction, but nowhere does it tell you what size the rivet heads are, and therefore what size drill to use for installing them (countersinking to the level of the scales). Some generalized instructions are available on the Woodcraft site for most projects, (many of the pen kits have really good, thorough instructions...) but these kits seem lacking in available help resources. From what I can tell it appears to be 6mm, so now I need to go back to the store to get one....to finish the knife. I see many examples of people finishing the kits without using the supplied rivets, perhaps next time I will omit them, but if they're included in the kit, I feel as though they should be used...and I like the look on most of the kits. recommended project if you haven't tried a knife kit yet!

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