Stainless VG10 Santoku Japanese all-purposed knife

VG10 Kei Suminagashi Santoku - Limited Edition

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KEI series - Limited Edition

Forge welded Damascus-Suminagashi patterned VG10 stainless blades complete with a walnut handle as a limited edition.

Kei (渓) means the valleys with streams running through. The name comes from its Suminagashi pattern on the blade which looks like a stream. Suminagashi is an ancient art of Japanese marbling.

This limited edtion is complemented with a bolster made from ziricote and a maple ring.

Product number Actual Blade Length (mm) Full Length (mm) Total Weight (g)
1bgdp10 170 310 120
Blade Material Name Handle
Double Edgedd

Double Edged

VG-10 Walnut Handle


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.


Stainless Steel

VG10 is one of the most popular stainless steels on the market today. It has very few impurities and maintains a good hardness with the added benefit of being easy to sharpen and rust resistent.

Sumi-nagashi Finish

Finishing Process

"The Sumi-Nagashi finish was originally developed from a paper dyeing technique. Meaning "Ink flowing", in knife making a Sumi-Nagashi finish is extremely difficult to produce but the final result is considered exceptionally beautiful.Similar to a " Damascus" pattern , Sumi-Nagashi knives are made by mixing Steels in varying layers and then accentuating the patterns in the final polishing process.

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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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