Kaneshige V-Gold Santoku 140mm Imitation Mahogany Handle (No Ferrule)
The Kaneshige V-Gold line is our budget-friendly series that delivers a great value without skimping on the cutting ability (just look at thinness at the edge in the 4th photo!). The thinness of these knives helps you go through dense root vegetables such as squash, large carrots, and sweet potatoes without much wedging.
Just be sure to use gentle cutting pressure and knife techniques that do not involved twisting or aggressive mincing to avoid chipping.
We recommend these blades for any home cooks looking to seriously upgrade cutting ability without breaking the bank. It is also an amazing gift for many folks such as newly wed couples, students moving out, and professional cooks taking on a new venture etc.!
A small santoku like this gives a lot of utility on the cutting board without sacrificing too much of the length. We have found this shape to be a great addition to a set as it gives more chopping ability than utility/petty blades of a similar length. Also, the rounded heel and the tip make this shape a bit easier to approach: we have nicked our hands and fingers on the tips and the corners of other knives more than we liked to admit..
Brand: Kaneshige 堺金重
Steel Type: Stainless Steel
Steel: V-Gold, Soft Stainless Clad
Handle: Imitation Mahogany Western
Total Length: 253mm
Edge Length: 140mm
Handle to Tip Length: 145mm
Blade Height: 38mm
Handle Length: 108mm
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous