|Brand||Kato Uchihamono Knives|
|Product Code||Aogami Super carbon steel blade core|
Kato Uchihamono Damascus Santoku Knife
Brand : Kato Uchihamono Knives
Product Code : Aogami Super carbon steel blade core
Availability : 6
Technical characteristics of Kato Uchihamono Damascus Santoku Knife
Blade length: 175 mm
Overall length: 305 mm
Blade width: 46 mm
Weight: 150 g
Material: Aogami Super carbon steel blade core with stainless steel for surface, strengthen plywood handle
Left or right hand: Both left and right hand
How to use Kato Uchihamono Damascus Santoku Knife?
Kato Uchihamono Damascus Santoku Knife is a versatile knife for Japanese cuisine. The word “Santoku” literally means “three virtues” or “three uses” in Japanese language, stating that this knife is designed for three purposes at once: slicing, dicing and mincing. Kato Uchihamono Damascus Santoku Knife can be used for cutting fruits, vegetables, fish, poultry or meat.
Where is Kato Uchihamono Damascus Santoku Knife made?
Kato Uchihamono Knives are fully handmade in Echizen city, pref. Fukui. Echizen (also named Takefu at 1948-2005) has been famous for more than 700 years as a sword-making center. The blades called “Echizen Uchi-Hamono” (Echizen hammer-forged blades) were highly valued amongst Samurai warlords. The history of Kato Knife Manufacturing Inc. (previous name Kanehiro Hamono) started in 1928, when the current grandmaster’s ancestor started learning the art of making blades in Echizen. Four generations of Kato masters, their apprentices and colleagues are using traditional Echizen technologies for making best kitchen knives.
What makes Kato Uchihamono Damascus Santoku Knife so special?
There are multiple reasons to choose Kato Uchihamono Damascus Santoku Knife.
- The combination of Aogami Super carbon steel at the core and the tip and stainless steel at the surface allowed to reach the HRC hardness of 64, making the knife hard and durable.
- The blade is made by the traditional technique called “Nimai Hiroge”, was born in Echizen city. The master has to heat in the fire pit two blades in the same time. After this, the master thins out with the hammer both blades. This quite difficult method allows the blades to cool down slower than if made one-by-one. That’s why the blades made by Nimai Hiroge technique do not require the second heating up in the fire pit, and the carbon percentage of the carbon steel does not decrease.
- The blade is easy to resharpen and quite resistible to rust. However, we recommend to clean and to wipe the knife until dry after each use to make sure it will serve you for a long time.
- The thickness of the blade is only 1.8 mm, making the knife lightweight and convenient even for heavy use.
- The Damascus pattern is unique for each blade and cannot be repeated exactly.
You can buy Kato Uchihamono Damascus Santoku Knife directly from Japan in our store.