Takamura Chromax Santoku (universeel mes), 170 mm -Black-
Takamura Chromax Santoku Tsuchime,
Blade made of the new semi-stainless Japanese Chromax steel with two layers of stainless steel for the outside (Sanmai forged) with a beautiful hammer-blow pattern (Tsuchime). The Chromax steel has been specially developed for use in kitchen knives and combines an extreme hardness of 64-65 HrC with good wear resistance and a limited sensitivity to chipping. The steel is much less sensitive to oxidation compared to carbon steel and therefore remains beautiful for longer, but a patina will form on the knife when exposed to acids (citrus, onion, etc.). Chromax consists of 5% Chromium, 1% Carbon (C), 0.9% Manganese, 1.2% Molybdenum and 0.5% Vanadium. This steel behaves just like Aogami # 2 steel when grinding.
This knife is completely hand-forged by the Takamura forge. Takamura is one of the better known knife makers and a number of well-known top chefs cut with Takamura knives such as John Emerson, Gordon Ramsay, Ren`e Redzepi, Mark Best, David Chang, Narisawa and Hiromi Yamada. Japaneseknives.eu is very pleased to now also be able to offer these knives on the Dutch market and for a very special introductory price.
The Nakago (part of the knife that is in the handle) does not extend completely to the bottom of the handle, so there is no noticeable transition there and this ensures a very smoothly finished handle.
A Santoku literally means "three virtues" and is therefore suitable for meat, fish and vegetables. A real all-rounder for the kitchen.
- Blade length: 170 mm
- Total length: 290 mm
- Blade height: 46 mm
- Blade thickness: 1.5 mm
- Weight: 118 grams
- Steel type: core steel: semi-stainless Japanese Chromax steel with two layers of stainless steel for the outside (Sanmai forged) with Tsuchime pattern.
- Hardness: 64-65 (Rockwell C)
- Black Pakkawood handle
Like all Japanese knives, these handmade Takamura knives are not dishwasher safe, cleaning and drying after each use is the best treatment for these exclusive products.