Kikusumi Gyuto Damascus Chef Knife Japanese AUS10 Steel KATURA Series Blade Size 7" / 18 cm Premium Walnut Wa Handle The KATURA collection is 100 % forged and handcrafted in Japan for those who love the craftsmanship and values of the artisan tradition. Tradition, quality steel, natural woods, and detailed refinements. KATURA knives are built to last a lifetime. KATURA captures the best qualities of that spirit in a knife that is authentically artisan in every detail. It offers the cook a remarkably precise cutting tool with a contemporary, refined aesthetic. The KATURA Santoku is a versatile cutting tool capable of handling most basic kitchen cutting tasks. Santoku means “three virtues” in Japanese and is capable of slicing, dicing and mincing. FIt with a blade shape shorter in length but wider than a Western chef knife – the strength of the Santoku is its light weight and easy maneuverability. KATURA AUS10 stainless steel blades are lighter and thinner than usual which also makes them easier to handle and maneuver. Professional chefs will choose a santoku blade to handle both detailed and greater volumes of prepping to improves work efficiency. The quality of a knife depends not only on the type of steel but also the quality of the forging. A hand forged knife 100% made in Japan is superior to those made elsewhere. At Kiksusumi we work with only the best forgers and artisans. Kikusumi KATURA kitchen knives make the perfect for special occasions like a wedding gift, birthday gift, college graduation gift for him or her, for fathers or mothers day or for the young cook or chef just starting out. ORIGIN: 100 % Handcrafted in Seki City Japan BLADE: AUS 10 Japanese Stainless Steel FINISH: Polishied 45 Layer Damascus + Tsuchime Hammer Finish HANDLE: Rosewood or Walnut (natural wax waterproofing) COLLAR: Black Pakkawood HRC: 60-61 FINER DETAILS: Yakkin Logo on Handle End + 3 Etchings on Blade (KATURA, Logo, Seki) SHIPPING INFO Please provide a telephone # for the courier to contact at the time of purchase. HANDLING We generally shipped your order within the next 1 to 2 business days. *We will deliver the products in stock immediately PRODUCT PHOTOS The picture showing on the item page is a representative image of the product. The product shipped will be similar but please be aware the actual color, pattern, shape and size may slightly differ from the pictures shown regarding items hand-made by the artists and made using natural materials such as wood. -- TAX & DUTIES -- Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are solely the buyer’s responsibility. Please check with your country’s customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding/buying.