Kei Kobayashi SG2 / R2 Damascus 165mm Santoku with Rosewood Octagonal Handle

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At Tokushu, we carry a collection of knives from blacksmiths who have established reputations in the field. One such artisan is Kei Kobayashi. Kobayashi-san, originally recognized for his outstanding sharpening and polishing skills in Seki city, has worked with some of the region's top blacksmiths.

Today, Kobayashi-san helms his own line of knives, made from high-quality powdered stainless steel known as SG2 or R2. His knives are impressively thin and feature a simple yet elegant Damascus pattern, making them a perfect match for any stock or custom handle.

When it comes to certain knife styles, there is no need for reinvention. The santoku, translating to "knife of three virtues" [slice, dice, chop], is one such style. Particularly appealing to those who prefer rock chopping or have limited kitchen space, a santoku is a versatile knife suited for a range of tasks. With a 165mm cutting edge, this midsize knife is perfect for kitchens with limited space.

Each knife comes equipped with an octagonal rosewood handle with a wooden ferrule.

Product Specifications:

  • Brand: Kei Kobayashi
  • Location: Seki, Japan
  • Sharpener: Kei Kobayashi
  • Line: R2/SG2 Damascus
  • Shape: Santoku
  • Construction: San Mai laminate
  • Core Steel: R2/SG2
  • Cladding: Stainless Damascus
  • Grind: 50/50
  • Finish: Migaki (Polished)
  • Blade Length: 170mm
  • Overall Length: 300mm
  • Spine: 2mm
  • Blade Height: 50mm
  • Weight: 128g
  • HRC: 62-63
  • Handle Type: Octagonal Wa
  • Handle Material: Rosewood

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