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Misuzu VG10 Steel Bunka-Santoku (K-tip) Lacquer Coated Handle with Brass Bolster 18cm

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About Misuzu Hamono

Misuzu Hamono is situated in Miki-city, Hyogo, renowned for its legacy of traditional hardware craftsmanship. Within their expertly crafted kitchen knife collection, the distinguished "Misuzu-type" knives stand out for their sophisticated design and innovative slanted blade, facilitating efficient slicing by utilizing the entire cutting edge for food preparation.

The third-generation Yamato Miyawaki, a highly esteemed sharpener in Japan, employs a comprehensive array of traditional sharpening equipment. However, he selectively crafts a limited number of knives each day to uphold the utmost quality standards, distinguishing his approach from that of mass-produced commercial kitchen knives.

 

About Misuzu-type knives

The very first stainless-clad knife in Japan

The inaugural stainless-clad knife introduced in Japan traces its origins back to 1946 when Misuzu-type knives were pioneered by the founder, Shinji Suzuki. Emphasizing the concept of corrosion resistance, stainless steel was utilised for the blades, representing an innovative departure from conventional practices of the era.

Slanted straight edge, Kiritsuke (K-tip), curved heel

Characterized by a slanted straight edge, Kiritsuke (K-tip), and a curved heel, these knives offer distinct advantages in culinary precision. The slanted straight edge design maximizes the utility of the blade, ensuring seamless slicing of food ingredients. The pointed Kiritsuke (K-tip) facilitates meticulous slicing, particularly on smaller ingredients like garlic. Meanwhile, the curved heel of the blade provides efficient scooping capabilities for extracting small components from ingredients.

Fivefold lacquer coated handle with brass bolster

Enhancing both functionality and aesthetics, these knives feature a fivefold lacquer-coated handle with a brass bolster. The application of antibacterial natural lacquer in multiple layers onto the wooden handle, complemented by the brass bolster, serves to fortify the knife against water ingress, ensuring longevity and hygiene in culinary endeavors.

 

What is Santoku Knife?

The meaning of Santoku is “Three virtue” or “Three usage” in general. This knife enables you to cut variety of food items such as meat, fish, vegetables, etc. It is suitable for your first knife or general-purpose home use.

Specification of this knife

Manufacturer: Misuzu Hamono

Type: Santoku knife (50:50 double bevel)

Weight: 130g

Entire length: 30.5cm (blade length: 18cm)

 

Blade: VG10 Core

Sharpness ★★★★ (4/5)

Hardness/durability ★★☆ (4/5)

Edge retention  ★★★★☆ (4/5)

Ease of sharpening ★★★★☆ (4/5)

Rust resistance ★★★★★ (5/5)

Manufactured by Takefu Special Steel Co.,Ltd. Contains Carbon 1%, Chromium 15%, Molybdenum 1 %, Vanadium0.2%, Cobalt 1.4%, Manganese 0.5%, Rockwell Hardness 58-60 HRC.

Quality Stainless steel that is recently introduced to the market, used for variety of industrial tools.

Because of cobalt added, it can be quenched in very high temperature so that it has superior hardness. Strong to wear, distort and corrode as well as good sharpness and edge retention.

Type of Stainless Steel HRC reference (the higher, the better in sharpness, edge retention and longer lifetime) Price reference for general chef's knife 21cm
Silver-3/Ginsan-ko 59-62 $$$$ ($300-500)
UX10 59-61 $$$ ($200-300)
VG10 and VG1 59-60 $$ ($100-200)


Suited for both right and left handers as the blade is aligned 50:50 (double bevel).


Handle: Lacquer coated magnolia with brass bolster

 

 

Each knife comes with an individual knife box, which is good for a storage when not used and is presentable for gift purposes. Use of knife sheath is recommended only when you take the knife outside.

All the knives are pre-sharpened to the optimal result. They are ready for the first cut! 

  


Kaz's Knife "No worries, Minor-Issue Warranty"

Having been used for a while, even good knives can get chipped and rusty as seen in the above video, but don't worry! 

Most of the minor issues can be fixed by sharpening on a #400-#1000 whetstone. We have tutorial videos for you to learn how to use whetstone. However, it might seem a bit hard work to get it done by yourself.

Kaz's knife is offering "Minor-issue warranty" which covers small chips and rust on the knives you purchased from us. You can always contact us when you feel your knife became dull, chipped, rusty, etc. We fix those minor issues and send the sharpened knife back to you, mostly for free of charge! (depending on how much work is required, also you bear the postage for sending the knife to us)

(*) Please be advised, we do not warrant major issues caused by misuses such as dropped, cutting bones or frozen food, putting too much force into hard materials, etc.


About delivery

We ship products from Melbourne with Australia Post. Delivery for stocked items takes 1-4 business days depending on your location. Please allow extra 2-3 business days for an international delivery.

Free shipping applies above $250 orders.


  

Three merits to have good, quality kitchen knives

1. Better sharpness

Improving the cut quality of the kitchen knife, we can promise that "your cooking will be more delicious", "your cooking time will be reduced", and "cooking will be more fun".

2. It is easy to re-sharpen

Since quality kitchen knives do not have distortion, sharpening will become easier. Just as important as the cut quality of a kitchen knife is that it is easy to sharpen. 

3. It retains its sharpness for longer

If you use quality kitchen knives, you can extend the intervals between when you need to re-sharpen.


Message from Kaz and Harry

"Good knife will change your life"

The best shortcut to improving your cooking is to change to a good sharp kitchen knife.

If the knife cuts well, the ingredients will taste delicious. And a delicious dish puts a smile on the face of the people who eat it. 

We want you to make life itself more fun by changing your kitchen knife. Let us guide you to choose the good knife to change your life.



Core blade : VG10 steel

Sharpness ★★★★☆ (4/5)

Hardness/durability ★★★★☆ (4/5)

Edge retention ★★★★☆ (4/5)

Ease of sharpening ★★★★☆ (4/5)

Rust resistance ★★★★★ (5/5)

Manufactured by Takefu Special Steel Co.,Ltd. Contains Carbon 1%, Chromium 15%, Molybdenum 1 %, Vanadium0.2%, Cobalt 1.4%, Manganese 0.5%, Rockwell Hardness 58-60 HRC.

Quality Stainless steel that is recently introduced to the market, used for variety of industrial tools.

Because of cobalt added, it can be quenched in very high temperature so that it has superior hardness. Strong to wear, distort and corrode as well as good sharpness and edge retention.

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