Kunio (Masutani) Damascus Santoku 170mm
Kunio knives are manufactured in Echizen, the modern “knife city” of Japan. The company is run by Mr. Masutani, a 4th generation blacksmith and the brother of the owner of Ryusen Hamono, a well-known Japanese brand. Mr. Masutani exploited his more than 30 years experience in bladesmithing and decided to make knives by himself with the main goal being to produce high quality knives using the best materials at affordable prices.
With a tall blade and rounded nose, the Santoku is a versatile, all over, knife that is suitable for cutting meat, fish, or vegetables. The name Santoku means “Three-purpose” (virtues). Used mainly with chopping and push cuts.
This 170mm Santoku is a great knife that comes at a low cost. It will be your “knife to go” because of its versatility and his beautiful Damascus pattern as well as comfortable western type handle which is suitable for both left and right-handed cooks.

Brand / Blacksmith: Kunio
Series: Black Pakka or Scotch
Knife type: Santoku
Blade Length / Total length (mm): 170 / 300
Grind: 50/50
Finish: Damascus
Steel type: VG10
Forging method: San Mai Damascus
HRC hardness: 61-62
Handle type / Material / Ferrule: Black Pakka or Scotch
Spine Thickness at heel / tip (mm): 1,6 / 0.3
Blade height at heel (mm): 47
Weight (gr): 144