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|
|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|