Japanese Chef’s Knife
Takamura Hana Damascus HSPS Santoku 16.5cmThe Hana series
represents the best of Takamura Cutlery
This lavish knife has a High Speed Powdered Steel (HSPS) core. High speed steel is the same remarkably hard material used to make drills and power saws that cut through other steel. It is also known as R2, which is a term that was coined by the steel manufacturer while Takamura was testing out different materials.
By processing it into powder form, Takamura Cutlery has been able to create a more ductile and flexible product. This knife redefines the meaning of sharpness and offers a taste of what is possible when traditional knife making methods and modern steel making technology are combined harmoniously.
The blade of the Hana series is said to be able to peel the skin of an apple without making a sound.
Echizen hammer forged knives are known to have a thick spine but thin edge, and by recreating this classic silhouette with HSPS, Takamura Cutlery has managed to produce exceptionally steady knives that slice through effortlessly.
The santoku is a cross between a nakiri and gyuto, chef’s knife. It is a multipurpose knife that can cut meat, fish, vegetables and fruit.
›› Shop Takamura Hana Damascus HSPS Santoku 16.5cm @ MTCKitchen.com