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 rockhollow divots which minimize stock 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.
Carefully designed to convey a look of stealthy motion, like a shadow racing through the dark, or a gust of wind blowing through the night, the Phantom Series of knives are elegant, agile and ruthless culinary instruments of exceptional performance.
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 honzabuke 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 saya (sheath) folds shut perfectly over the blade, locking into place. A soft suede like interior protects every square inch.
The Dalstrong Phantom Series are a masterful statement in culinary expertise.
7” precision forged blade with premium Japanese AUS-8 at 58 HRC
Rockhollow divots minimize friction and stock 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