Toshihiro Wakui is a very talented craftsman that used to work for Yoshikane Hamono in Sanjo. He started his own knife making business in Sanjo and his excellent knives were a well kept secret among Japanese knives enthusiasts. He recently started getting more exposure and his knives are highly appreciated. Forged by White 2 steel, very thin behind the edge and at high hardness of around HRC 63, Wakui seems to be one of the next hot blacksmiths in the knife world.

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.

Featuring a Nashiji finish, with a core of White 2 steel and a stainless clad to prevent rust, this Wakui Santoku is a favorite. Very thin behind the edge to slide effortlessly through all ingredients this one is a hit!

Brand / Blacksmith: Wakui
Series: Nashiji Stainless clad
Knife type: Santoku 165mm
Blade Length / Total length (mm): 167 / 308
Grind: 50 / 50
Finish: Nashiji
Steel type: White 2 (Stainless Clad)
Forging method: San Mai
HRC hardness: 62 – 63
Handle type / Material / Ferrule: Octagonal / Chestnut / Water Buffalo Horn
Spine Thickness at heel / tip (mm): 3 / 0,35
Blade height at heel (mm): 52
Weight (gr): 149