Tanaka Santoku Classic 165mm (6.5")
Tanaka Santoku Classic 165mm (6.5")
€ 195.00

Tanaka Santoku Classic 165mm (6.5")

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Shigeki Tanaka is a young skilled craftsman whose knives are great performers in the kitchen. This Santoku is no exception. This knife is a great all-rounder chef knife, and is especially good for those intimidated by larger blades, or more veggie lovers. The heart of this knife is a popular VG-10 steel core with a beautiful Damascus 17 layers cladding. VG-10 steel is known for its good edge retention, ease of sharpening and is considered stainless, although we still recommend to use our maintenance tips to prevent any damages to the blade. Tanaka Santoku is super sharp, in fact it will be one of the easiest knives for sharpening as it has the ability to hold an edge for a very long time.

Tanaka Santoku Classic was fitted with a Western-style handle, with a durable and odorless black micarta material.


Blade shape Santoku
Blade length
165mm (7.5")
Steel type
Handle type / wood
Western / Black Micarta
Hardness (HRC scale) 61-62
Shigeki Tanaka


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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