Chromax Wa-Santoku Knife
Chromax Wa-Santoku Knife
Chromax Wa-Santoku Knife
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Chromax Wa-Santoku Knife

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Chromax : semi-stainless steel

It is a three-layered steel material consisting of rust-resistant soft stainless steel sandwiched between a core material of chromax steel. Chromax is a semi-stainless steel that is slightly more resistant to rust than carbon steel and has better cutting ability than stainless steel. The rust-resistant chromium is added at the limit where it has no effect on carbon steel's cutting ability.

It is recommended for those who are not confident about maintenance, but are particular about sharpness.

Product number Actual Blade Length (mm) Full Length (mm) Total Weight (g)
1b9bwn 170 320 145
Blade Material Name Handle
Double Edgedd

Double Edged

Chromax (Semi-stainless Steel) Walnut Handle


A Wa-Santoku is typically used in households around Japan. Unlike the standard Santoku, the Wa-Santoku has a traditional Japanese handle which shifts the balance point slightly,allowing more nimble cutting.

Walnut Handle


This handle is made of Walnut, which is light and easy to work with. In Western Society, Walnut is commonly used for cutting boards,furniture and Gun Stocks due to its natural beauty and strength.


Forging Process : The cladding method

This method of knifemaking involves forge welding two or more pieces of steel together. The inner core steel is extremely hard, while the outer layer steel is softer and more durable. Most Damascus steel knives available on the market today are made using this method. It allows craftsmen to produce beautiful and well performing blades at a reasonable cost.

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A knife store that has supported the history of knives and food culture in Japan.

It has been 600 years since the birth of swordmaking in the Sakai region of Japan. Sakai Ichimonji Mitsuhide's and it's craftsmen continue to build on that legacy by producing the finest blades in Japan.
This is where the culture of completing a dish of sashimi by "just cutting" and the culture of expressing sharpness as "taste" was born.
For 70 years, we have been connecting the spirit of Sakai's craftsmen with the passion of chefs in Osaka's kitchen equipment shopping district, known as the kitchen of Japan.
We are very happy that our knives can be used by people all over the world.


After use, wash off any dirt and wipe thoroughly with a dry cloth to remove any moisture. This product is not for use with frozen foods.This product is handmade, so each piece will be different. Please use the weight and length listed as a guide. Each material is natural and may vary in color. It is not the same as the picture.We take great care with our inventory, but in the unlikely event that we are out of stock, we will contact you by email to let you know.

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