Silver Steel #3  Wa-Santoku Knife (Japanese Multi-purpose Knife)

Silver Steel #3 Wa-Santoku Knife (Japanese Multi-purpose Knife)

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Material: Silver Steel #3 Stainless Steel

Silver Steel#3 offers similar hardness and sharpness of Carbon Steel, with the added benefit of rust resistance.


Additional Information

If you like a thinner and lighter blade when cooking, we recommend the Shigure Series of Japanese Kitchen knives.

The Shigure Series features a unique "drizzle" like pattern across the ridge line of the blade with a reflective polish on the back and along the edge, that captures your gaze at every angle.

Product number Actual Blade Length (mm) Full Length (mm) Total Weight (g)
1b5kw 170 315 135
Blade Material Name Handle
Double Edgedd

Double Edged

Ginsan Steel(Silver #3) Walnut Handle with Buffalo Horn Bolster


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.

Silver #3

Stainless Steel

Silver Steel #3 is a traditional stainless steel that has been used for a long time in the world of Japanese kitchen knives and is in high demand among Japanese chefs. It's known to be a difficult steel to work with but offers the closest cutting performance to a Carbon steel blade, while still maintaining some stainless properties.

Forge Welded

Forging Process

A forge welded blade is essentially a blade made of more than one billet of steel. There are many variations of technique and steel combinations. At its most simple, a forge welded blade is two billets of steel heated and hammer together to form one unified piece. The steel will then be shaped by hammer into the desired blade shape. Hardened and tempered, then ground, sharpened and polished. A forge welded blade has higher strength and edge retention than a stamped blade.

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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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