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Over 11,000 chefs and homecooks enjoy Syosaku products worldwide!


Chef Kevin Ashton - Syosaku Brand Aficionado

"I am very impressed with how this Syosaku Santoku knife performed, its balance and how comfortable it felt in my hand.

If you're a chef, cook or just passionate about owning great knives then you owe to yourself to take a look at Syosaku-Japan web site. Read the technical specs and check out what professionals around the world say about these handcrafted knives."

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1. MASTER CRAFTSMANSHIP - Handcrafted in Sakai, Japan, where more than 90% of Japanese professional chef knives are produced. It is produced one at a time manually by highly skilled master artisans. It outperforms industrially mass produced products from every aspect. The master craftsmanship shines through in every single product. The unparalleled performances make you feel standing at the pinnacle of cooking! Sheath is sold separately.

2. RAZOR SHARPNESS - Ready to use out of the box with ruthless sharpness. The core is Takefu VG-10 high carbon stainless steel (HRC 60-62) produced in Fukui, Japan. Combined with 46 layer clad Damascus construction, it gives exceptional sharpness, edge retention, durability, and ease of sharpening at the same time. You can easily feel your upgraded technique level just by using a Syosaku Knife. Hand wash only and regularly sharpen on quality whetstones.

3. VERSATILITY - Ideal for everyday chef handling daily kitchen tasks, whether professional or non-professional. You can cut, dice, slice, mince and chop with one knife. You can cut meats, fish, vegetables, fruits, and more. You can use it as a sushi knife too. It is double-edged, so it doesn't matter if you are right-handed or left-handed. To avoid a chip in a blade, don't chop hard stuff like bones, nutshells, and frozen foods. Do not use on granite countertops.

4. DURABILITY AND EASE OF USE - Both the VG-10 core and outer Damascus steel are stain & corrosion resistant. The material used for the handle is taken from center core of Magnolia wood, which is water-resistant and non-slip. You don't have to worry when it is left wet during use (recommended to wash and dry after use). The ergonomically designed Octagonal handle and perfectly balanced construction make you comfortable even for a long time use.

5. AESTHETICS AND 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE - An exquisite outer steel not only eliminates friction and keeps food from sticking, but also the beauty makes your cooking more enjoyable. The Japanese-style Magnolia wood handle with a beautiful Water Buffalo Horn bolster (color may vary) adds more visual accents. Impress your guests with its stunning beauty. It is a perfect gift for your loved ones too. If you don't like our Syosaku Knife, please return it within 30 days of purchase for a full refund.

High carbon content (1%) combined with special production techniques give exceptional hardness (HRC 60-62) to the core. The hardness allows the thinner blade edge, resulting in razor sharpness. High chromium content (15%) and other alloy components make it stainless. The hard VG-10 is clad in softer stainless steel. This gives the blade an added toughness and durability, as well as stunning Damascus beauty. Handcrafted in Sakai, Japan, where the master craftsmanship has been handed down generation to generation for centuries.


  • Can be left wet during use, but don't leave it in water for a long time.
  • Hand wash after the use with mild detergent, rinse, and dry with a kitchen towel.
  • Doesn't have to be oiled often, if regularly used.
  • If occasional rust spots happen to appear, use knife maintenance oil with a rust eraser.
  • Dishwasher might damage the blade.
  • Sharpen regularly with quality whetstones.
  • Honing steels are not recommended as they can damage the edge.


  • Total length: 13 inches (322mm)
  • Weight: 0.3 pounds (120g)
  • Blade length: 7 inches (180mm)
  • Width at widest heel: 2 inches (46mm)
  • Bevel: Both-sided 50/50
  • Rockwell hardness: 60-62
  • Finishing: Hammered finish
  • Handle fixing: Octagonal Magnolia wood handle with a Water Buffalo Horn bolster (color may vary)

Package Content

A Multi-Purpose Knife (Santoku) with a clear plastic blade cover in a fancy box. 

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 2 reviews
    Chef Kevin Ashton
    The balance and comfort of the knife

    The Santoku made easy work of thinly slicing white cabbage for my spring rolls, the knife seemed comfortable in my hand and I felt completely in control, which is important when wishing to slice something this thinly. I then used the Syosaku knife to slice a large tomato, which again is good indication of its out of the box sharpness. You can see how thin the slices of tomatoes are!

    Chef Kevin Ashton
    I am very impressed with how this Syosaku Santoku knife performed

    Its balance and how comfortable it felt in my hand. You may think they are expensive but if a handcrafted knife serves you well for 20 years, then the price is cheaper than buying new cheap knives every couple of years.

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