FREE HAND SHARPENING SERVICE, PLEASE READ FOR DETAILS! Up for sale is a Takamura Chromax Tsuchime (Hammered) 170mm Santoku. Santoku are Japanese general purpose kitchen blades, much like the Western chef's knife and Japanese Gyuto, and are adept at cutting a wide variety of foods. Due to their relatively compact size, light weight, and very versatile and capable shape, Santoku have become extremely popular with home and professional users in recent years.Takamura is known for producing beautifully made knives, using some of the most advanced steels available on the market. Their fit and finish is amongst the best I have personally seen on Japanese knives, at any price.
The Takamura Chromax Tsuchime 170mm Santoku is laser thin, extremely light, perfectly balanced, and razor-sharp right out of the box. This line of Chromax knives from Takamura features full length tangs with one-piece apricot colored laminate handles, and stainless bolsters. The Takamura Chromax 170mm Santoku features a beautiful hammering, and overall very high standards of fit and finish. The hammered finish is also functional, as it lessens the chances of foods sticking to the blade. Chromax is a proprietary Takamura high carbon steel, able to be hardened to the mid-60's HRC without becoming brittle.Sharpening effort, degree of ultimate sharpness, and edge retention of Chromax are quite similar to Aogami Super in my experience. Chromax doesn't develop patina as quickly as some other classic high carbon steels, but will do so with some use. General use and care practices for reactive steels should be followed with Chromax. Shape - Santoku (Japanese General Purpose Kitchen Knife). Overall length - 11.7 inches. Blade length - 170mm (6.7 inches). Blade height - 1.82 inches. Blade material - Chromax high carbon steel. Clad with softer stainless steel. Edge geometry - Double bevel. Spine thickness - About 1.74mm midway. Finish - Polished Tsuchime (hammered).
Handle shape - Western, one piece. Handle material - Apricot laminate, stainless bolster. Takamura Chromax knives already come razor sharp from the maker, so no need for the initial free sharpening service which I offer. Please do not put this knife in a dishwasher, and do not cut frozen foods, bone, or other hard material. Since the core of the blade is made from reactive steel, it is important to keep the blade clean and dry.To prevent scratching the blade, please carefully hand wash with warm water, gentle dish soap, and non-abrasive sponge, and dry with a soft towel. While using the blade, rinse and dry if the knife requires setting aside between different stages of food prep.
For long term storage, apply a food safe oil to the blade. Most Japanese hand finished knives may have some minor scratches, dings, or imperfection on the blade or handle. This is normal and not out of the ordinary. Pictures are of the exact model of knife, but not the individual example of knife for sale.
There will be slight variation in handle color/pattern. It is no longer practical for me to list every knife in my inventory individually, but if requested, I'll try to send more specific pictures. The boxes have changed with the latest batch I got in, please see the last picture in the listing. Please do not hesitate to contact me with inquiries! This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Kitchen, Dining & Bar\Flatware, Knives & Cutlery\Kitchen & Steak Knives".The seller is "tanaquo-cutlery" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in continental Asia.