Takamura Chromax Santoku 170mm

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Takamura Chromax Santoku – Laser Sharp Performance

There's legendary blacksmithing, and then there's the artistry of Terukazu Takamura. Beloved by Michelin-starred chefs like René Redzepi (Noma) and Massimo Bottura (Osteria Francescana), Takamura knives offer superb craftsmanship at any price point.

The Chromax line is renowned for its remarkable performance. Here's why:

  • Steel: Chromax steel, hardened to HRC 64-65 for incredible edge retention and superior durability compared to similar R2 knives.
  • Reactivity: Significantly less reactive than carbon steel.
  • Grind: Laser-thin, similar to a stainless-clad Aogami Super, providing unmatched cutting performance.
  • Finish: Hand-hammered finish adds a sophisticated touch.

Chromax is one of my personal favorite steels. It has properties and hardness close to Aogami Super, but has better stain resistance- this is semi - stainless and the edge will patina over time. We recommend you add a strop and 2 micron strop shots  with the knife to touch it up, the extremely hard steel will stay sharp for a very long time with simple strop touch ups from time to time. 

Prefer a bunka? Check out our new "nose job" service.Specifications

  • Weight: 5 ounces
  • Blade Length: 170 mm
  • Spine Thickness at Base: 1.5 mm
  • Blade Height: 48 mm
  • Cladding: Stainless Hammered
  • Edge: 50/50
  • Steel: Chromax
  • HRC: 64-65
  • Handle: Western

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews

Knife is amazing, cuts like a laser beam. 5 stars is for the customer service, Tony is amazing and cares deeply for his customers.

I. V.
It is a small gem !!

This is my second Takamura Chromax Santoku 170mm knife.
Simple design.
Very light patina.
Thin blade. Holds the edge.
I got the first Takamura Chromax Santoku about 14 months ago from a Tokushu knife shop. The handle is black.
The Tokushu knife shop usually sends the knives out well prepared.
It has been used at home on a daily basis. Only stropped (often). The edge is still very sharp.

It is a small gem !!


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