Tosaichi Shadow Santoku (All purpose Knife) Kuro, Tsuchime 165mm
This knife is made in the Tosa region by Hokiyama.
Hokiyama’s most unique technology is the Roll-Forging that enables efficient & uniform processing without deterioration of Japanese quality steel.
This technique bridges modern manufacturing with traditional handmade forging techniques giving the knife the benefit of both worlds.
A great heat treatment and edge geometry and grinds that have fantastic edge retention.
Put simply; An extremely good knife.
A Super blue steel core will make quick work of prep jobs and hold its edge very well.
The cutting edge will patina and darken with use.
A lot of knives that have a Kuro (black) finish are often soft iron clad. They have no corrosion resistance and may rust easily if mistreated.
This knife is stainless clad but still has a super blue steel core meaning you get the best of both worlds.
A High carbon cutting edge and some corrosion resistance on the outside.
*The core steel in this knife is subject to corrosion, so be sure to follow knife care instructions to help avoid surface rust.
Be careful not to scratch off the black cladding. Once it has gone you can’t get it back!
Steel: Yasuki Blue (Aogami) Super, Stainless Clad
Finish: Kuro (Black) Tsuchime (Hammered)
Blade length: 168mm
Blade thickness: 2.25mm
Overall length: 313mm
Blade Height: 45mm
Handle: Octagonal (Walnut Wood)