Santoku - Maple Burl and Ebony
A Japanese kitchen classic with a western twist.
This Santoku has a double bevel edge (western style) and will suit a left or right handed person. The handle is a traditional octagonal 'Wa' style with bolster (front) in black paper micarta, a spacer in stabilized orange Maple burl in front of an oiled Ebony handle. The Maple wood has been stabilized and dyed in-house. The stabilizing process impregnates the wood with an extremely durable resin - this makes the wood virtually impervious warping or cracking, water resistant and a lot more hard-wearing than natural wood.
This is Santoku is a lightweight all-rounder that will serve well in any kitchen.
Blade: Böhler N690 Stainless Steel (HRC +/- 60)
Blade thickness: at handle - 2.4mm (0.09"), at drop for tip - 1.2mm (0.47")
Blade length: 168mm (6.6")
Overall length: 296mm (11.7")
Blade height (at heel): 46mm (1.81")
Weight: 130g (4.6oz)
Handle material: Oiled Ebony, stabilized Maple burl spacer with paper micarta bolster