8.25" Santoku STK- 328
8.25" Santoku STK- 328
DHF 8.5" Santoku - east Indian rosewood ferrule with stabilized California buckeye burl. Doghouse “D” offset handle design. right hand orientation.
The Santoku Chef has taken America by storm, and is for many thier first taste of Japanese Cutlery. Interesting fact: the Santoku is actually a westernized version of the Banno Bunka Chef knife. Function and performance are balanced all around. Used primarily for "Three virtues" tasks, mincing, Chopping and dicing. Its shape and profile are clean and timeless, and for many it's the go to knife in the kitchen. We love it, that's why we make it!
AEB-L HC stainless steel allows DHF to design the blade with both high Rockwell hardness abilities and corrosion resistance. This gives the user high performance without the additional maintenance required from pure carbon steel. AEB-L is arguably the nicest culinary stainless steel available today. At 61 HRC this steel has both edge retention and sharpenablity. Many makers push AEB-L to its limits and try to manage a 63+ HRC rating, DHF believes this makes the blades brittle and very difficult to sharpen. As a point of reference, the 'BIG' culinary cutlery companies harden their stainless blades to 52 HRC. We feel that it is important to consider not only 'Out of the box' performance but also the users ability to maintain what is nothing less than a lifetime culinary tool.
High Performance Cutlery, High Rockwell hardness - NO MAINTENANCE!
Blade Length - 8.25"
Edge length - 7.75"
Blade Height at heel - 2.125"
Over all length - 13.5"
Blade edge angle - 16 degrees
Blade Geometry - 3 mm spine at heel with Full Flat Zero Grind - NO distal taper. (These are hypodermic needles!)
Steel Type - AISI AEB-L HCS at 61 HRC . Professionally heat treated and cryod between temper cycles for maximum grain refinement and edge retention.
weight class - light and agile with center balance point directly under logo.
All handle materials have the possibility of inclusions and checks, especially the exotic burls. DHF completely stabilizes all of these woods and fills inclusions permanently. We want you to enjoy the unique beauty of the materials with zero concern for durability
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