|Brand||Murato Classic Knives by Shimomura Industrial|
|Product Code||All-stainless knife with a brim|
Murato Classic Santoku Knife
Product Code : All-stainless knife with a brim
Availability : 8
Technical characteristics of Murato Classic Santoku Knife by Shimomura Industrial
Blade length: 170 mm
Overall length: 300 mm
Weight: 180 g
Material: VG10 clad steel for blade core with stainless steel for surface, 18-8 stainless steel for brim, strengthen plywood handle
Left or right hand: Both left and right hand
How to use Murato Classic Santoku Knife?
Murato Classic Santoku Knife is a multipurpose knife for Japanese cuisine. The word “Santoku” means “three virtues” or “three uses” in Japanese language. The knife is called so because it is designed for three purposes at once: slicing, dicing and mincing. Murato Classic Santoku Knife can be used for cutting fruits, vegetables, fish, poultry or meat.
Where is Murato Classic Santoku Knife made?
Murato Classic Knives by Shimomura Industrial are handmade in in Niigata prefecture, former province Tsubame-Sanjo, that used to be a famous Japanese sword producing district for centuries. Since 1874, Simomura Industrial has been passing the forging and polishing technologies for generations of masters. While keeping the traditional quality, Simomura Industries is also moving forward together with new technologies, like using microscopes for determining blade thickness, angle and the load applied upon cutting or creating new own instruments for blade making.
What makes Murato Classic Santoku Knife so special?
There are multiple reasons to choose Murato Classic Santoku Knife.
- The blade is made from molybdenum and vanadium enriched cobalt alloy VG10 steel as a core with layers of softer stainless steel for the surfaces. This combination makes Murato Classic Santoku Knife resistible to wearing and rust, easy to sharpen and keeping the sharpness for a long time.
- A traditional Tsubame-Sanjo water polishing technique helps to soften the blade’s curve in a special form called "Hamaguri blade" or "Clam blade". Hamaguri blade returns back from the cut pieces easier than the usual blade, allowing not to damage delicate products.
- Murato Classic Santoku Knife is precisely calculated for the weight balance. The right distribution of weight between the handle and the blade gives the feeling that the knife weights less than it actually do. This aspect is highly valued by Japanese chefs as it helps not to wear off the hands after the long working day.
- The handle form is unique; it includes specially measured curves for fingers and the thickness change from up to down for better gripping in the hand.
In 2021, Murato Classic series knives received prestigious award OMOTENASHI Selection for the best products and services representing Japanese quality to the world. You can buy Murato Classic Santoku Knife directly from Japan in our store.