Masamoto Sohonten Wa-Santoku

SKU: HMA-FWASA-165
Size: 6.5" (165 mm)
$235.00
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Features

Style:Wa-Santoku

Steel Type:Stain-Resistant Steel

Steel Material:Powdered High-Speed Steel

Classification:

Saya Cover:Not Included

Knife Bevel:50/50

Handle Material:Magnolia Wood

Bolster Material:Water Buffalo Horn (Bolsters are made from natural horn therefore colors may vary)

HRC:61 - 62

About Masamoto Powdered Stain Resistant Steel (Funamatsu-ko)
Masamoto's powdered steel is constructed using a traditional Japanese Sanmai technique. The core is SRS13 powdered steel, while it is clad with soft stainless steel. A very light knife yet extremely durable on the edge retention. 
About Masamoto
Minosuke Matsuzawa, the founder of the Masamoto Sohonten Company started making knives in 1866. It was his dream that his family would come to be remembered as knife craftsmen throughout the generations. Now, five generations later, Matsuzawa’s vision has been realized and professionally crafted Masamoto knives have become widely regarded as the finest knives made for professional use.
Purpose of Santoku
The santoku, meaning "three virtues", is an all-purpose knife that takes its name from its ability to easily handle meat, fish and vegetables. The high profile of the blade makes the santoku well-suited for smaller kitchen spaces and keeps the knuckles well above the cutting board.


This knife is suitable for both right and left-handed users.

General knife care tips and warnings

  • Never wash knives in the dishwasher
  • Stain-resistant knives are not stainless.
  • Improper care will result in rusting and chipping.
  • Please wipe knives dry after use to prevent rusting.
  • Western style knives sold at KORIN have significantly thinner blades than typical Western knives. Use of honing steels or sharpening machines may result in chipping.
  • We advice all customers to always use sharpening stones to sharpen or hone knives.

For more information, please check our pages on different types of sharpening stones or sharpening tips.