Tokkou Santoku Knife

Tokko Santoku Knife

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Tokko Series : Carbon Steel with improved rust resistance function

The most important factors that anyone, professional or household, looks for in a kitchen knife are sharpness and ease of maintenance. Carbon Steel has good sharpness but rusts easily, while Stainless Steel is rust-resistant but has inferior sharpness.

This Tokko-Steel series is a new steel material made by blending a small amount of chromium and tungsten to maximize the characteristics of Carbon Steel and Stainless Steel.

These knives are recommended for those who are not confident about maintenance, but want good sharpness and ease of sharpening.

*Anyway, this steel still can rust. It is not as rust resistant as Stainless Steel.

Product number Actual Blade Length (mm) Full Length (mm) Total Weight (g)
2tkb - 300 155
Blade Material Name Handle
Double Edgedd

Double Edged

Tokko Steel Compressed plywood handle with brim


Santoku are typically used in households around Japan. It is the quintessential all-purpose knife. Santoku's were developed by combining the best features of a Japanese knife and a Western knife.

Tokko Steel

Carbon Steel

Tokko Steel is a special Carbon Steel which that retains a sharp edge and is more resistant to rust than most Carbon Steels. It's said to be a "Semi-Stainless" steel. Sakai Ichimonji recommends it for people interested in a sharp blade that's easy to re-sharpen and has some rust resistant properties.

Compressed plywood handle with brim


Compressed Plywood handles are finished by hand and provide good balance and durable.

Full Steel

Forging Process

A full steel blade or Mono-Steel blade means that only one type of steel has been used in its construction from spine to edge. Making knives with a single steel type requires expert attention during the manufacturing process to ensure the blade does not become overly brittle or warped. Differentiating a high quality Mono-Steel Blade from a low quality Mono-Steel blade can be quite difficult at a quick glance.

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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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