Japanese Santoku Knife

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The Japanese Santoku Knife excels at slicing, dicing, and mincing. Originating from Japan, the word "santoku" translates to "three virtues" - cutting vegetables, proteins, and fruits.

With a straighter blade and sheepsfoot tip, it differs from Western chef's knives in shape, size and weight. The santoku's thin, lightweight blade makes it ideal for precise tasks like chopping herbs. While chef's knives rock for heavy duty chopping, the santoku's flat edge cleanly cuts with a simple down-and-forward motion.

The popular MAC santoku knives offer superior sharpness and edge retention. Lightweight and nimble, they provide exceptional control for everyday meal prep tasks.

Upgrade your kitchen with this indispensable Japanese culinary tool that combines versatility, precision, and convenience in one compact package.

Japanese Santoku Knives | Got A Question? Get Your Answer!

How do I safely use a santoku knife?

Always use a santoku knife on a stable, non-slip cutting board. Keep your fingers curled under and use a firm, controlled grip. Cut away from your body and be mindful of your surroundings.

How do I prevent food from sticking to my santoku knife?

The scalloped or granton blade surface on many santoku knives helps prevent food from sticking. You can also try lightly oiling the blade before use.

Can I use a honing steel with my santoku knife?

Yes, you can use a honing steel to help maintain the edge between sharpenings. Gently run the knife along the steel at a 20-degree angle a few times before each use.

How much should I expect to pay for a quality santoku knife?

Prices for santoku knives can range from around £50 for a basic model to over £300+ for a premium, handcrafted Japanese-made knife. Consider your budget and intended use when selecting a santoku knife.