Kuro-uchi Santoku 180mm (7.1")
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Kuro-uchi Santoku is an excellent knife for chopping vegetables due to its wide and blade, but at the same time long enough to filet a piece of steak, chicken breasts and fish. Kuro-uchi series knives are traditional Japanese rustic knives. Its price is very good for the quality of a hand-forged knife. It is suitable for the first purchase of a traditional Japanese knife. The blade is forged in SUJ-2 steel, which offers incredible capacities, hardness is 62 HRC, and at the same time the knife is very easy to resharpen. The blade needs some extra care. After the use rinse it well and dry it. The name of kuro-uchi refers to the final look of the blade, which is unprocessed on the top and has already developed dark patina, which protects the blade. The handle is made of Magnolia wood with a plastic ferrule.
|Handle type / wood||
Japanese / Magnolia
|Hardness (HRC scale)||62|
Use & Care:
- Handwash in warm water and towel dry
- Use a sharpening stone (not a honing steel!) to sharpen your knife
- Do not cut frozen foods and meat bones
- Do not put the knife in a dishwasher
- Read our comprehensive guide on proper Maintenance of Kitchen Knives.
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