Santoku Silver Steel
Santoku Silver Steel
Santoku Silver Steel
Santoku Silver Steel
Santoku Silver Steel
Santoku Silver Steel
Santoku Silver Steel
Santoku Silver Steel

Santoku Silver Steel #3 Nashiji Western Handle 180mm


Regular price¥26,800

Indulge in the sophistication of the Santoku Silver Steel #3 Nashiji Western Handle 180mm. Crafted with supreme precision, this exceptional knife is hardwearing and designed for effortless cutting with ultimate accuracy. From the distinctive Nashiji texture to the custom silver steel, each detail has been crafted to ensure a luxurious experience that is sure to surpass any culinary expectations.

“Santoku" means an all-purpose knife, including meat, fish, and vegetables. It is designed to have both features of Japanese Nakiri (vegetable knife) and Japanese Gyuto (meat knife). Being highly convenient and practical, it is most widely used in households. Recommended for those new to Japanese kitchen knives and novice cooks.

Gingami 3 is categorized to stainless steel for its 13-14.5% Chromium blending ratio. Although it’s a corrosion-resistant stainless steel, actual feel of cutting is closer to the high-end carbon steel, The edge is not slippy but significantly grabbing object fibers.

Another reason why professional chef selects Gingami 3 is a good affinity to whetstones at hand re-sharpening. The combination with the soft stainless SUS405 outer layer provides further easiness to the blade sharpening. Neo-Classic Nashiji finish gives irresistible appeal to the series as well. The combination with the soft stainless SUS405 outer layer provides further easiness to the blade sharpening.

The Japanese term “Nashiji” (English: Pear skin pattern) refers to the result of a technique that appears to leave the surface finish of a blade looking unfinished and rustic.

Blade Material: Silver Steel #3/Gingami No.3

Blade HRC: 60~61

Blade Finish: Nashiji

Blade Type: Double-edged

Blade Length: 180mm

Blade Thinckness: 1.8mm

Total Length: 305mm

Handle Length: 120mm

Weight: 175g

Handle: Western Handle

Origin: Tosa City in Kochi prefecture

Availability Sheath: Yes(Choosing the fit sheath)

■Please do not use the knife in a twisting motion.
■Please use the correct knife when cutting bone, frozen or hard items.
■Please note that the images are of the sample products. Colour, weight, pattern and size can differ as each product is handmade.
■Please use a soft plastic or wooden cutting board to protect the blades edge.
■Please don't heat or cool rapidly as it may change the structure of the steel.
■Please don't hesitate to contact us for further enquiries.

Customer Reviews

Based on 34 reviews
Seb Hutchings

I am a young chef and this is my first ‘proper’ knife I bought myself. The website was informative and easy to navigate, helping me greatly in deciding which was the best product for me. Delivery was swift and I could not be more pleased with the product upon arrival. The knife is everything promised and more, would definitely recommend to anyone looking in the market

Dimitar Stoimenov

Santoku Silver Steel #3 Nashiji Western Handle 180mm

Beautiful knife, feels bulky

The Nashiji blade design is really beautiful and looks good. As arrived there was a relatively strong black line between the center silver steel #3 and the surrounding layer. I managed to polish it away with some efforts, which improved the appearance. Also the blade got nicely sharp by using a #6000 wetstone.
After having used the knife for 3 weeks I found the Silver Steel #3 didn’t hold the edge so well and became dull. This is a kind of disappointment, since I had high expectations of this steel. It’s also not so easy to sharpen, because the blade would form a burr at the edge, so only low-pressure and more patience would work.
The western handle is nicely rounded, but appears bulky, probably 2-3mm too high. The knife is still comfortable to hold, so the comment rather refers to aesthetics.


Great, I Love the Knife.


5 stars great knife very fast overseas delivery this is my 4th knife and a few more to go

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Product Features

Handmade Forging

With the traditional forging process, the molecules of the iron material are finely tuned, leading to the completion of a "living kitchen knife" that breathes.


The process of heating and forging each material for mold making is repeated three or four times to quickly shape the blade and create durability before the carbon is released from the steel causing it to lose its original strength.


The blade is the most important factor in achieving the best possible sharpness. It is polished in our own blade factory to produce uncompromising sharpness.


The highest priority is placed on sturdiness, a sense of luxury, and a shape that is easy to grip and does not cause fatigue even after long hours of use.

Material SharpnessRust-resistantHardness
Sliver steel #3★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★
White steel #1★★★★★★★★★★★★
White steel #2★★★★★★★★★★★
Blue steel #1★★★★★★★★★★★★★★
Blue steel #2★★★★★★★★★★★★★
Aogami Super★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★


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