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Tsunehisa Hamono is a brand located out of Tosa, Japan. Their aim is to bridge the gap between bringing consumers quality handmade knives, at an affordable price. Because not everyone wants unnecessary bells and whistles driving the price up of their knife when all they want is solid build and good performance.
SLD, our favourite amongst semi-stainless steels. Ok, there aren't many semi-stainless steels in the Japanese kitchen knife world, but this is still a favourite! Fine grain structure like a high speed powdered metal, good edge retention with a tough edge, and not too difficult to sharpen. It has a very crowd-pleasing migaki finish and with its laser edge and steel toughness thanks to the inherent properties of SLD, this line of knives is highly recommended for line cooks.
Some knife style definitions aren't worth reinventing, and this is the case with the santoku. Santoku translates to knife of three virtues [slice, dice, chop]. Though a santoku is suitable for just about anyone as a very multi-purpose knife, those that like to rock chop or have limited space in the kitchen will particularly enjoy this knife style.
If you've been looking for a longer santoku, this 180mm might be what you need to more easily julienne your bell peppers and anything else you want to slice, dice, and chop.
Location: Tosa, Japan
Core Steel: SLD semi-stainless
Construction: Roll forged, San Mai
Blade Length: 180mm
Overall Length: 308mm
Blade Height: 46mm