Echizen VG-10 17cm Santoku

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Masutani Echizen VG-10 17cm Santoku

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Masutani Hamono is a well known fourth generation blacksmith. Furthermore, he is brother of the owner of Ryusen Hamono.  Kunio Masutani , 増谷 訓生, is a small knife maker located in Echizen, (the “Knife City” of Japan).  Kunio Masutani has more than 30 years of knife-making experience. Mr. Masutani’s philosophy is to make affordable and practical kitchen knives intended to be used in everyday households. His attention to detail of the cutting performance & ease of maintenance as well as the aesthetic quality are unmatched. 

This Santoku is crafted from a VG-10 stainless steel core, clad in an SUS405 stainless steel Damascus. The thin blade allows for precise & smooth cuts. The half tang Pakkawood western-style handle is comfortable with an approachable price. A Santoku knife rivals the Gyuto in its functionality and multipurpose ability with its slight curve in the blade profile. Literally translated to three virtues, a Santoku performs at a high-level for meat fish and vegetables. It's profile exhibits a shorter and thinner blade which makes it user-friendly and versatile.


  • Knife Type: Santoku
  • Size: 17cm / 6.75inch
  • Blade Material: VG-10 Tsuchime
  • Edge Grind 50:50 Double-Bevel
  • Rockwell Scale: 60-61
  • Handle: Pakkawood Western, Half Tang
  • Bolster: Stainless Steel
  • Origin: Masutani Hamono 訓平 作, Echizen, Fukui Prefecture, Japan