In the West, an Itamae is generally associated with a sushi chef but in Japan, an Itamae is simply "the chef". A literal translation means "in front of the board," which refers to the cutting board. There are different levels of Itamae and becoming an Itamae of sushi requires years of training and apprenticeship. They often spend up to five years with a master Itamae before being promoted to higher responsibilities in the restaurant. It is with a great deal of respect that we name this Santoku chef knife after the countless individuals who take food as their profession and honor us with their art.
Santoku translates to "three virtues" or "three uses" and is a general-purpose kitchen knife which originates from Japan. The "three virtues" refer to slicing, mincing, and dicing which this knife excels at. This lightweight, well-balanced chef knife feels amazing in your hand and will allow you to make quick work of vegetables, meat, and other chef duties. The saber grind gives the cutting edge an extra thin blade which easily slices through just about anything you need to cut. The gorgeous olive and rose wood duo-tone handle will feel comfortable in your hand with the octagon shaped design. You can spend hours cutting with this exquisite knife with virtually no hand fatigue. This knife is almost too beautiful to use, but believe us, it is an absolute pleasure to use.
- Blade Material: Damascus Steel (1095 and 15n20)
- Blade thickness: 0.1" (2.5mm)
- Rockwell Hardness: HRC 56-59
- Handle Material: Olive Wood and Rose Wood
- Includes a wood presentation box and 3ml. bottle of premium knife oil with dropper
- Lifetime Manufacturer Warranty
Please note: Each knife is handmade from natural materials. There will be some variation in color, metal pattern, and overall look. The knife you receive will have the same attention to quality and detail as the one pictured but may differ slightly in appearance.
1095 Steel is high-carbon steel and will rust if not dried and oiled after use. Hand-wash only with soap and hot water. Dry completely before oiling.
Please note that this knife cannot be cancelled after 5 days. Please allow 4 weeks for the knives to be completed. They will ship soon after that.