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Tadafusa Santoku (All purpose Knife) Blue Steel #2, 170mm

Tadafusa Santoku (All purpose Knife) Blue Steel #2, 170mm

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Tadafusa Santoku (All purpose Knife) Blue Steel #2, 170mm:

Tadafusa are made in Sanjo, Japan with over 60 years of experience in handmade knife making.
Most REAL fully handmade knives go for $500+.
These knives deliver handmade cutting power without the price tag.

About the Blade: 
The heat treatment is very impressive on Tadafusa knives.
Tadafusa knives hold an amazing edge and cut like a $500 knife.
Now this knife is not a laser. Lasers are super thin and very brittle.
Its not a workhorse either. Workhorses tend to be a little thicker behind the edge.
The performance on this knife is exceptional considering its durability.
Now I'm not saying "go and cut bones or open tins with this knife,"
but compared to other knives with similar performance Tadafusa knives are a lot more durable.

Stainless steel is regarded by many as not ideal for holding an edge and sharpness. (subject to debate)
A lot of the prized Japanese steels lack stainless steel.
However have little corrosion resistance and may rust easily if mistreated.
The Blue steel core will make quick work of prep jobs and hold its edge very well.
This knife is stainless clad but still has a blue steel #2 carbon core meaning you get the best of both worlds.
A High carbon cutting edge and some corrosion resistance on the outside.

Simply put, these are some of the best performing knives I've seen to date in their price category.

Tadafusa represent some of the best "cutting power to price" that I've seen yet. 

About the handle: The handle is a elegant hybrid made from walnut wood. Its not Japanese style, yet not western.
This knife has a bolster which provides a little extra weight when compared with traditional Japanese handles. 
*The core steel in this knife is subject to corrosion, so be sure to follow knife care instructions to help avoid surface rust.

Leigh’s 2 cents: If performance to price is concerned, these are the sweet spot. These are my #1 pick.
I've used these knives for years not and they are extremely impressive.
I personally have 3 knives by Tadafusa as of July '22 in my collection.

If you are a professional or a home cook I highly recommend all Ohishi and Tadafusa knives.

*The core steel will darken over time (patina) with use. Please read the Care instructions provided.

Steel: Blue #2 (Aogami), Stainless Clad
Finish: Nashiji (Means pear’s skin. Rough look cladding)

Blade length: 170mm
Blade thickness: 3.5mm@ handle, 1.5mm@ tip
Overall length: 310mm
Blade Height: 43mm
Weight: 155g
RHC: 63
Bevel: Double
Handle: Walnut wood (Hybird handle) Right or left handed 




Hi my name is Leigh, and I’m a chef from Newcastle Australia.

I’ve been cooking professionally for around 18 years in some of Australia’s top restaurants. (Currently cooking at Signal Box) 

I’ve created a small collection of high-quality Japanese Knives and Chef Knives that I recommend.
Basically, if I wouldn’t use it professionally then I don’t sell it! Read More


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