Takamura VG-10 Migaki Santoku 170mm

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There are famous blacksmiths, and then there's Terukazu Takamura. Forging out of Echizen, Takamura Hamono is known for creating masterpieces in every sense of the word and without skimping on any detail. Any Takamura knife, at any price point, is attractive and a great performer. Just ask René Redzepi, 3-star Michelin chef of the world famous Noma. I mean, you can ask Massimo Bottura of Osteria Francescana if you can't find René; he uses them too.

Takmura VG-10 Migaki Santoku 

It only makes sense that because VG10 was invented in Echizen, that Takamura should offer this steel in one of his lines. Allow us to mention just a few reasons why this is a great line of knives for the money: affordable, laser thin grind, excellent fit and finish, stainless steel, migaki (think brushed steel) finish, and did we mention the excellent grind on some of the thinnest knives you'll ever encounter for the money?

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 who like to rock chop or have limited space in the kitchen will particularly enjoy this knife style.

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  • Knife Type: Santoku
  • Core Steel: VG-10
  • HRC: 60-62
  • Blade Type: 50/50
  • Blade Length: 170mm
  • Blade Height: 41mm
  • Blade Thickness: 1.5mm
  • Handle Material: Black Pakka wood
  • Handle Length: 117mm
  • Weight: 149g

Use and Care:

  • Do not attempt to cut, hit or chop frozen products or bones. The blade can chip or break.
  • Use a sharpening stone to maintain the sharpness of the blade.
  • Do not use a dishwasher to clean a knife. Ever.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
James Patterson
Love the knife!

I’ve only used the knife a couple of times since I received it, but I have some very nice German and Swiss knives by far this is my favorite.

Ming Fai Wong

Takamura VG-10 Migaki Santoku 170mm

Dennis Nakaji

Takamura VG10 Migaki 170mm Western Handled Santoku

Great knife, great service

Purchased my first knife from Tokushu Knife on Black Friday. Tonight my wife used it for the first time and told me it’s the best knife she’s ever had. Also sent Tony an email request right after placing my order and he took care of it right away. Will purchase again!

Ismael Rodriguez
Great Knife!

This knife came razor sharp right out of the box. Very light and easy to use. The western handle is familiar, very happy with this purchase. Got it on a Black Friday deal, but would have gladly paid full price.


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