The Santoku Knife – Everything You Need To Know

The Santoku Knife - Everything You Need To Know

The Santoku Knife is best known for its very sharp edged blade, which is made of high carbon stainless steel.  The steel blade is ice tempered to sustain its sharpness longer.  The Santoku Knife is an everyday use knife and will be the most cherished amongst all kitchen knives

What makes a Santoku Knife different from a Chef’s Knife?  To review – the word Santoku has Japanese historical significance that means ‘three virtues’.  The ‘three virtues’ a Santoku Knife contains is chopping, dicing, and mincing.

The Santoku Knife is the Japanese Cook’s Knife that combines the features of a clever with a Chef’s Knife.   When comparing the Santoku Knife vs. the Chef’s Knife, the Santoku Knife is designed more for cutting vegetables while the Chef’s Knife is used as more of a multi-purpose knife.

The Santoku Knife is becoming one of the most popular knives on the market and is known for its versatile use in the kitchen.  When cutting thinly sliced vegetables, you will find that you will do that with ease when using a Santoku Knife.  The blade is constructed with a fluted edge which makes paper thin slices and prevents food from sticking to the blade.  Vegetables (or any sticky food) will fall off the blade with ease!  Some Santoku Knives are fluted, creating small air pockets against the food you’re cutting, and forcing the food off of the blade so you don’t need to use your fingers to remove it.

Victorinox has several different types of Santoku Knives that are all priced affordably considering the prestigious handcrafted workmanship and quality that goes into their craftsmanship. See two of our top selling Victorinox Santoku knives below.

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