Yoshihiro VG1 Stainless Steel Santoku



In Osaka Sakai City, Japan, "Goh Umanosuke Yoshihiro" crafts the Western-style Santoku, featuring a core made of VG1 steel, forged through the traditional method of three-layer forging.

VG1 is known for its highest sharpness, excellent hardness, and high resistance to dullness within the stainless steel family.

It's worth noting that the blade edge is meticulously honed to an extremely thin edge, ensuring durability and sharpness. Being a double-beveled symmetrical blade, it maintains remarkable durability and practicality even with a thin edge.

As times have changed, the Gyuto has evolved into the Santoku, characterized by its blade shape resembling a scythe. With a wide range of applications, it is suitable for cutting meat, fish, and vegetables.

Due to its less pointed blade design, the tip is less prone to breakage, enhancing a sense of safety, and it quickly gained popularity in households.

The Santoku typically has a slightly wider blade compared to a Gyuto of the same size, providing more space for your fingers during use and offering ample support for the other hand when slicing. 

Handle: Mahogany wood Western-style handle
This product comes with a Magnolia wood Saya.

How to Maintain Stainless Steel Knives

After use, simply wipe the knives dry to remove any moisture. Do not use a dishwasher to clean your knives. If you plan not to use the knives for an extended period, it's advisable to apply a thin layer of protective oil.

Ensure you use the knives correctly, as they are designed for specific functions such as slicing, chopping, or handling frozen foods. Avoid using them beyond their intended purpose, as this can lead to damage.

SKU: YWST165-HGW-0527