Masanobu VG-10 Santoku

SKU: HMB-VGSA-180
Size: 7" (180 mm)
Note: Contact customer service, cs@korin.com, for left-handed knives
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Features

Style:Santoku

Steel Type: Stain-Resistant Steel

Steel Material: VG-10

Classification:

Saya Cover: Not Included

Knife Bevel: 70/30

Handle Material: Composite Wood

Bolster Material: Nickel

HRC: 60

Knife Weight: 178 grams

Blade Width (Widest Part): 1.74 inches

Spine Width: 0.08 inches

Handle Length:5.1 inches

About Masanobu VG-10
Masanobu knives are made out of a VG-10 cobalt stain resistant steel blade and a pressed wood handle with a metal bolster to provide exceptionally balanced weight. This line was developed by combining traditional Japanese knife aesthetics with state of the art computerized laser processing technology. The VG-10 cobalt blade is one of the highest quality steels used in knife production, and has an excellent edge retention. 
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.

Left-handed knives are available for this style. Please call customer service at 1-800-626-2172 to order.

For Left-Handed Customer
  • This Western-style knife can be changed to left-handed by Korin's resident knife master.
  • The fee for this conversion is $20.00 and has been automatically added to the cost of your purchase.


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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.