The versatile sister of the chef knife. The santoku is known for combining elements of a chef’s knife with that of a cleaver, providing exceptional usefulness for a variety of cutting tasks. The straighter edge and wider blade facilitate push cuts and food transfer, with the slightest of curves along the edge allowing for light rocking.
The Phantom Series 7” santoku further adds rock hollow divots which minimize stuck on food and create air pockets to reduce friction. Excelling at slicing, dicing and mincing (the ‘three virtues’ of the knife. ‘Santoku’ in Japanese means ``three virtues’ of ‘three uses’), the Phantom Series santoku is a must for every chef’s cutlery roll. Featuring Japanese AUS-8 steel beautifully engraved with the Dalstrong name down the spine as well as the Japanese kanji for ‘phantom’ or ‘ghost’.
Each blade is painstakingly hand sharpened using the traditional honbazuke method, bringing the edge to a razor sharp 13-15 degrees, ensuring swift, effortless cuts. Precision forged from a single piece of ice tempered steel, the blade features a narrower width for improved agility and maneuverability, with a traditional Japanese D-shaped black pakkawood handle designed to tuck perfectly in the palm of your hand. Near the bolster a distinct red spacer and carefully crafted mosaic of copper and brass ensures adds elegance and refinement. A hand-polished end cap creates counter balance, ensuring the nimble blade feels more like a ghostly extension of your body, than an ordinary kitchen tool. A premium-quality polymer Dalstrong DragonLock is included.
7” precision forged blade with premium Japanese AUS-8 at 58 HRC
Rockhollow divots minimize friction and stuck on food
Curved blade allows knife to easily glide along the contours of bone
High levels of chromium (Cr) added to steel for stain resistance
Full tang for incredible robustness and quality
Ice-tempered blade ensures excellent resilience and superior edge retention
Ruthlessly sharp scalpel like edge is hand finished to a mirror polish within a staggering 13-15°
Tapered blade design for durability and flexibility
Polished spine to facilitate a comfortable pinch grip
Beautiful hand polished satin finish blade, further refined with detailed engravings
If you spend much time in your kitchen however, the nakiri knife is one of the most useful knives you can have. The word “nakiri” can be broken down to “na” meaning ‘leaf’ in Japanese, and ‘kiri’ meaning ‘cutting’.
Japanese knives are desirable for so many reasons, but mainly for their hard steel and light, thin, super sharp edge. This makes them the ideal choice for slicing, dicing and more precise cutting jobs.