Santoku VG-1 Tsuchime Western Handle 165mm
Santoku VG-1 Tsuchime Western Handle 165mm
Santoku VG-1 Tsuchime Western Handle 165mm
Santoku VG-1 Tsuchime Western Handle 165mm
Santoku VG-1 Tsuchime Western Handle 165mm
Santoku VG-1 Tsuchime Western Handle 165mm
Santoku VG-1 Tsuchime Western Handle 165mm
Santoku VG-1 Tsuchime Western Handle 165mm

Santoku VG-1 Tsuchime Western Handle 165mm


Regular price¥12,800

“Santoku" means an all-purpose knife, including meat, fish, and vegetables. It is designed to have both features of Japanese Nakiri (vegetable knife) and Western 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.

*The old logo using at the same time.

VG-1 Stainless Steel
VG-1 (Takefu Special Steel Co., Ltd.) is quality Japanese High Carbon Stainless Steel that is popular for making cutlery. It has good corrosion resistance, edge retention and edge sharpness and is capable of achieving a relatively high Rockwell hardness.

The knife bears visible impressions of the hand-forging process (round hammer dents on the blade), which gives it a beautiful finish and also prevents food from sticking to the blade.

Blade Material: VG-1 Stainless

Blade HRC: 59~60

Blade Finish: Tsuchime

Blade Type: Double-edged

Blade Length: 165mm

Blade Thinckness: 2mm

Weight: 155g

Handle: Western Handle

Origin: Seki City in Gifu 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 24 reviews
Marcello Ottaviani
Great tool!

I personally have never seen a knife with such a thorough and fine finish and quality.

Alex Devnew

This knife is amazing no complaints

My favorite knife

Here is why im giving it 5 stars.. i have a large collection of knifes most are significantly more expensive then this one, yet i reach out for this knife more often than any other.


I really love this knife. The weight and size is the right one for me. Sadly, someone dropped it and the tip went off. I should’ve took care of it more than i should to keep it on its best shape.

Highly recommended

This is a beautiful and practical knife that slices with ease.
I ordered on the 14th August and it arrived on the 18th in the U.K. after a short delay for import & tax to be paid.

Also Consider

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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