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Takamura Octagon 165mm Santoku

Takamura Octagon 165mm Santoku

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Takamura Octagon 165mm Santoku

A slightly shorter version of the standard santoku for those who prefer a smaller knife. The octagonal handle gives a firm nod to the traditional handles attached to Japanese style blades with the added advantage of a seamless bolster. The handles are comfortable, practical and accommodate a variety of hand sizes.

Takamura Hamono Octagon Series

The Octagon series from Takamura are hammer forged knives true to the Echizen Uchihamono tradition. The blades are made from R2 steel clad in layers of soft and hard steel to create a flowing damascus pattern. R2 powder steel is now considered the pinnacle of knife steels for western style blades. The pattern is further enhanced by a light acid etch that assists in seamless cutting due to reduced blade resistance. A fully integrated stainless bolster and stainless counterweight is embedded in the end of the handle to further enhance the charms of this range.

The Takamura Edge

All powder steel knives produced by Takamura Hamono are ground to a razor fine edge.They are seriously sharp but be careful not to cut dense items as you may damage the edge. We also do not recommend these knives to customers who feel their knife skills may need brushing up.

If you prefer the edge a little less sharp or more robust you can request for us to customise this knife to your liking.


Style  Santoku Blade Length 165mm
Overall Length  300mm Weight 152gm
Blade Thickness  2mm (tapered) Tang Full tang
HRC (hardness)  62 Composition Nickel Damascus
with R2 core

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