This Senzou Santoku knife is designed to be an all purpose, good-for-anything kitchen knife. It originated in Japan, and has just recently been popularized in America. The name, Santoku translates to 3 virtues, which references to the 3 basic functions a Japanese kitchen knife should have- dicing, mincing, and slicing. Most santokus have a straight blade, however this one is curved slightly to allow for rocking of the knife, giving it some of the functionality of a standard chef’s knife. The curved santoku is one of the most useful knives you can have, and any chef will swear by it.
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I have been using this knife for about a year now, and I am very pleased.
While it does not that the finish and sex appeal of more expensive knives, it is very well balanced, light weight and takes a very keep edge. In short, it is a joy to use, and has become my go-to knife for most of my cooking. I used to reach for my Wustofs, but no more.
If you are looking for a good knife that won't break the bank, this is the one.
Tuesday Nov 09 2010 17:52
This thing is epic. It cuts smoothly and easily; I hardly feel resistance as I chop. And because it's stainless steel, I expect it to last quite a while.
In transport or packaging, the knife actually cut through the top-left part of the plastic which keeps the knife from rocking on its curved edge in the package. However, even with that damage, the packaging is still very functional and easy to open/close itself, allowing you to store the knife by simply sliding it in and clipping the button strap. That may not appeal to most people, but I think it's interesting.