Red Blue Urushi
Tadokoro Kiritsuke Santoku (universal knife), 180 mm, Mirror Polish, Minesori (Custommade)
Tadokoro Kiritsuke Santoku
Double-sided sharpened blade with a core of special Yasuki Silver-3 steel with 2 layers of stainless steel. This knife is hand-forged by one of the master blacksmiths in Sakai, the knife is sharpened and finished by Makoto Tadokoro. The blade is extremely thin and manually sharpened and has no thickenings, making sharpening very easy. The handle is octagonal and made of Honoki wood with a special traditional Urushi laquer. The blade is polished to a mirror shine. A Kiritsuke santoku, just like a Santoku, is suitable for all jobs. The knife is designed to cut fish, meat and vegetables and is a hybrid between a chef's knife and a nakiri (vegetable knife).
- Blade length: 180 mm
- Total length: xxx mm
- Weight: xxx grams
- Steel type: 100% Japanese Yasuki Silver #3 steel (stainless) with 2 layers of softer stainless steel. The steel is forged in a slight curve (Minesori), which is very unique for this type of knife.
- Hardness: 62 (Rockwell C)
- Handle: Straight octagonal handle from Honoki wood with a special traditional Red Blue Urushi laquer.
Special features: Tadokoro knives are available in very limited quantities. The knives are always produced in small batches. The polishing and sharpening is done completely manually by Makoto Tadokoro-san who is considered one of the best sharpeners in Japan. The level of finishing and sharpening is incomparable. Tadokoro knives are among the best knives in the world and are real collector's items.
Like all Japanese knives, the Konosuke knives are not dishwasher safe and are susceptible to oxidation. Cleaning and drying after each use and putting them in oil (Camelia oil) is the best treatment for these exclusive products.