Ichimonji Kei Wa-Santoku
VG10 Kei Suminagashi Santoku
VG10 Kei Suminagashi Santoku
VG10 Kei Suminagashi Santoku
VG10 Kei Suminagashi Santoku
VG10 Kei Suminagashi Santoku
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VG10 Kei Suminagashi Santoku

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KEI series

Forge welded Damascus-Suminagashi patterned VG10 stainless blades complete with a rosewood handle.

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 series is complemented with a rosewood handle, to give the feeling of luxury and a handle that improves in appearance over time.

Product number Actual Blade Length (mm) Full Length (mm) Total Weight (g)
1bgd10 170 305 120
Blade Material Name Handle
Double Edgedd

Double Edged

VG-10 Rosewood Handle

Wa-Santoku

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.

VG10

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.

Rosewood Handle

Handle

We use rosewood, which is considered to be one of the best woods along with ebony, for the handle.
Because of its high oil content and longevity, among the knives brought to us for repair
Many of them have retained their appearance and feel more durable than ebony in a culinary environment.
Rosewood is a luxury wood used for musical instruments
The unique grain of the wood will naturally become more comfortable in your hand as you use it.

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Optional Engraving Service
Sakai Ichimonji provides complimentary engraving using either Japanese Kanji or English Alphabet. Please specify your preference. For details, please visit here

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.

Precautions

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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