Santoku - BLACK / PlainEdge
7″ Santoku (Vegetable Knife) with PlainEdge and Black Polypropylene Handle
Spyderco’s original K08 Santoku was the first factory Santoku introduced into the US. market. Straddling the line between a traditional Asian cleaver and a Western chef’s knife, their version is crafted from premium MBS-26 stainless steel and ground extremely thin for low-friction cutting performance. Its “stepped” black polypropylene handle provides a comfortable, secure grip and is injection molded directly onto the tang of the blade for added strength. If you’re a serious chef, or are learning to chop like a pro in the kitchen, give the Santoku a try. You’ll wonder how you ever got along without one.
Spyderco’s involvement in kitchen knives dates back to the early 1980’s and the beginnings of the company’s knife production. While fostering manufacturing relationships in Japan for its revolutionary folding knives, Spyderco was offered the chance to produce a series of kitchen knives with a highly regarded Japanese company. They eagerly embraced the opportunity, ultimately introducing a full line of kitchen cutlery and becoming the first company to introduce a commercial Santoku (a distinctive Japanese knife similar to a cleaver) to the US. market. After a brief manufacturing hiatus, Spyderco kitchen knives are now back and better than ever. Like the originals, their new kitchen knives are made from premium MBS-26 steel—a high-carbon stainless steel that is ground exceptionally thin and meticulously heat treated for optimal cutting performance. Their durable polypropylene plastic handles are injection molded directly onto the tangs of the blades and feature a distinctive “stepped” texture pattern for comfort and control during use. Depending upon their style and purpose, Spyderco kitchen knives are available with either a PlainEdge or fully serrated SpyderEdge blade with a unique serration pattern that reduces dulling when cutting on a cutting board.