Don't forget these...
Are you still after that samurai dream and want a Japanese kitchen knife that has everything you need, and leaves out everything you don't? Try out a Moritaka Hamono and see why they have been in business for so long.
Some people need to believe that the smith who forged their Japanese kitchen knife also forged samurai swords way back when, in order to conjure that fantasy we are all after of wanting to be a samurai. Well, Moritaka Hamono is about as close as it gets to that fantasy, having forged swords, now kitchen knives on the islands of Okinawa for the last ~725 years and 31 generations of experience.
About the knife: this knife has a core steel of Aogami Super (Blue Super Steel) which delivers incredible sharpness and edge retention wrapped in a kurouchi finish. Moritaka-san's kurouchi finish is in our opinion one of the more distinguishable ones around. Maybe that 700 years of history has something to do with it.
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 185mm might be what you need to more easily julienne your bell peppers and anything else you want to slice, dice, and chop.
Maker: Moritaka Hamono
Blade Length: 185mm
Blade Type: Santoku
Spine thickness at heel: 3.1mm
Spine thickness mid: 1.8mm
Overall Length: 325mm
Blade Height: 48mm
Grind: 50 / 50
Steel Type: Super Blue, Aogami Super Steel
Construction: Warikomi with iron cladding