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Santoku Blade - Blade Geometry

Santoku Blade Info

Description

Santokus are knives typically used in the kitchen by Japanese Chefs. It is a general utility knife, derived from the French chef's knife, and has been modified to be more effective for Japanese Cuisine.

The Santoku is typically about an inch shorter than an equivalent chef's knife and has a sheepsfoot-like tip, with a slightly curved blade edge. Santoku's are not seen much on tactical or sporting cutlery, but are becoming more and more popular in western kitchens with most complete kitchen knife sets including at least one Santoku. Note that westernized Santokus are slightly different than more traditional Japanese ones.

Santoku Blade Examples