Our Damascus Pattern Santoku Knife is made by a unique process developed by the master blade maker. Construction of the blade begins with bundles of special alloy stainless steel wire which are many times folded together and forge welded by hand. This time consuming process creates a Jigane (the outdoor layers of the blade) with a beautiful Damascus pattern. The maker than begins preparation of the Hagane (the middle layer of the blade) by hand forging high carbon steel, alloyed with cobalt. The basic construction of the blade is competed by forge welding the Hagane between two layers of Jigane. Following in the most productive tradition of knife making, a steel ferrule is forge welded to the tang to make certain that material can’t develop into lodged between the tang and the deal with. The deal with, produced from a couple of layers of wood impregnated with resin, is riveted to the full length tang and will last a life-time. The blade is fully honed to a razor edge. Blade length: 6¾?; overall length: 11½?.
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These finely crafted small knives come from the Tosa Region on Shikoku Island, where the master blacksmiths still adhere to the old ways.
The master blacksmiths hand hammer a lamination of high carbon “white steel” between two layers of soft wrought iron.
The handles are produced from Ho wood.
They come well sharpened with instructions for maintaining a razor edge. The small blade makes a great paring knife for fruit and vegetables.