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Santoku Knives

Suitable for cutting meat, fish, vegetables, frozen food, and even bones, Santoku knives are regarded as a general-use kitchen knife. There are many variations to choose from, depending on your needs.

How to Choose a Santoku Knife

What makes premium knives superior?

Due to their relatively simple structure, low-grade Santoku knives are easy to find. They can be mass-produced relatively quickly, and you can even buy them at 100-yen stores (our equivalent of dollar stores). However, the low prices are achieved by removing crucial steps from the manufacturing process and using low-quality materials. Although the initial purchase price is lower, you will end up paying in other ways. They lose their sharpness quickly, and working with a blunt knife can be dangerous. You will need to spend more time sharpening them and replacing them more frequently. This is why no self-respecting chef would go near such knives. Our premium knives are renowned for their long-lasting sharpness and durability. For this reason, generations of top chefs have depended on blades by Sakai Ichimonji Mitsuhide. And, in turn, we provide them with the best after-care in the industry.

Caring for Your Santoku Knife

Obviously, careful handling and maintenance are crucial factors in ensuring a knife's optimal performance and longevity. Conversely, a knife's life is shortened by not taking the time to hand-wash and dry them, neglecting to sharpen them or cutting hard or unthawed food.

Why Santoku Knives Make Ideal Gifts

Knives by Sakai Ichimonji Mitsuhide are not only known for the quality and performance but also their beauty. Since Santoku knives are a must-have for any great kitchen, they make ideal gifts. In Japan, premium Santoku knives are often given as gifts to celebrate life milestones such as marriage and children's birth. Many visitors to Japan purchase premium Santoku knives as souvenirs, as they represent the long tradition of Japanese craftsmanship.

Santoku Knives by Sakai Ichimonji Mitsuhide

We offer a range of premium Santoku knives. The FV10 is our best-seller. However, the VG10 has attracted a great deal of attention for its pioneering use of stainless steel that is easy to sharpen and durable. We invite you to peruse our selection of Santoku knives to find the one that best suits your needs.