Takamura Santoku Tsuchime Chromax 170mm (6.7")
Takamura Santoku Tsuchime Chromax 170mm (6.7")
Takamura Santoku Tsuchime Chromax 170mm (6.7")
Takamura Santoku Tsuchime Chromax 170mm (6.7")

Takamura Hamono

Takamura Santoku Tsuchime Chromax 170mm (6.7")


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Takamura Hamono is a smithy located in Echizen (Fukui Prefecture) owned by the Takamura family for over 60 years. It is now headed by the eldest son Terukazu Takamura, who took over from his father Toshiyuki (who took over from his father, the smithy’s founder Isamu Takamura-san). The knives Terukazu-san has been making since 1985 are known for their outstanding geometry, sophistication in design, and sharpness. Their quality was recognized in a consumer test report Smartson in Sweden, where they beat the competition. Takamura Hamono has gained notoriety since the knives became the #1 choice of world-renowned chefs such as Gordon Ramsay, René Redzepi, Mark Best, Hiromi Yamada, and the TV personality Martha Stewart (just to name a few!).

All of this makes Takamura knives very difficult to obtain and the wait time is very long due to a limited production capacity. Nevertheless, the craftsmanship and sophistication of their products make the wait well worthwhile.


Blade shape: Santoku
Steel type: Chromax
Hardness (HRC scale): 64-65
Overall length: 295mm (11.6")
Blade length:
170mm (6.7")
Blade height:
46mm (1.8")
Spine thickness: 1.7mm (0.07")
Weight: 155g (5.5 oz)
Handle length: 120mm (4.7")
Handle type / wood:
Western / Brown Pakka
Blacksmith: Takamura Hamono


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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