[Sasaoka] "SANUKI no MEGUMI" Santoku chef knife about 150mm brade (Blue Papar Steel No.2) [SSK010103]
Our Selling Price: 18,400JPY (not include VAT & TAX)
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* for both handed = double edged
SANUKI no MEGUMI knives brighten up your kitchen. A blade made of blue paper No. 2 is sharpness. And a pop wood pattern design is excellent. It will make your cooking time more enjoyable.
What does "SANUKI no MEGUMI" mean? "SANUKI" is the former name of Kagawa Prefecture. Which is located north of Kochi Prefecture, where the Sasaoka Hasami Factory is located, and is the name of a place where woodworkers who make handle patterns are active.
"MEGUMI" means blessings brought by natural phenomena, and is expressed using a polka dot pattern. It is named with the hope that this knife will be used to cook the vegetables, fish, and meat that nature has to offer.
The blade of the SANUKI no MEGUMI knife is 150mm long and double-edged. The size is standard length, but it will be a little short category. The material of the blade uses Blue Paper steel No.2 for steel.Blue Paper Steel No.2 is forged with a technique called "Warikomi" sandwiched between Ultralow carbon steel.
The blade is as beautiful as stainless steel, but since it is made of iron and steel, it is prone to rust in wet environments. After washing, wipe off the moisture and store it with the blade facing down. The reason for this method of preservation is that the damage can be mitigated by quickly removing moisture from the joint between the blade and the handle.
Note: Do not cut fish or meat bones, frozen foods (including half-thawed), or non-food items. Knives made from forged steel are vulnerable to side forces and crack or chip, regardless of the manufacturer.
The main use
Cutting and peeling meat, fish, vegetables, fruits, etc.
About a maker, Sasaoka (Kochi pref)
Sasaoka Hsami Factory
cap : Satoru Sasaoka in Sasaoka Hasami Factory / Photo by Hiroshi Urata, copyright : The 庭NIWA magazine
Eiji Sasaoka, the first generation, and Satoru Sasaoka, the second generation, are the only Hasami Blacksmiths in Tosa (Hasami means clippers, scissors, shears, pruners, secateurs, etc). According to Mr. Satoru, "The Mr. Eiji has a strong spirit of challenge and has great skills. And I think that my characteristic is to work carefully." In fact, the Hasami of Sasaoka that the two of them produce are a collaboration of skill and politeness. Looking at the mallet marks and sharpening marks, you can feel the warmth of handmade. On the other hand, when you actually use it, it cuts smoothly. The Hasami and knives in particular are carefully hand-sharpened, so the blades are very beautiful.
Another feature of Sasaoka Scissors Manufacturing is that they can produce a wide variety of cutlery and tools using scissors as their basic technology. At the age of 24, Mr. Eiji set up a blacksmith factory here in Ino City, Kochi Prefecture, but when he was making Hasami, neighbors asked him to make kitchen knives and farming tools. Mr. Eiji, who has a strong spirit of challenge, quickly expanded the product categories of Sasaoka.
The character "英" used in the inscription is derived from Eiji's name.
Garden scissors, Kiribashi, Earthenware, Bonsai tools, kitchen knives, agricultural tools (scythes, plows, hoes, etc.)
Ino City, Kochi Prefecture
The notes on use about Sasaoka chef knives
* Please do not twist.
* please do not drop.
* Please do not use it for any purpose other than cutting food material.
* In particular, do not cut meat or fish bones, non-food, or frozen foods (including half-thawed). It has a high probability of cracking or chipping.
* It rusts for a steel part. Please wipe after use well.
* Please use a whetstone, if it becomes difficult to cut.
* If edged tool oil is applied, it will last long more.
|Producing district||Kochi, Japan [Sasaoka]|
|Handedness||both (righthand & lefthand)|
|Full Length||295 mm =11.6 inch|
|Edge length||150 mm =6.50 inch (Since it is handmade, there is an about plus minus 5 millimeters size difference.)|
|Edge material||Yasuki steel, Blue Papaer No.2|
|Handle material||Cherry and Walnut|
|Packing weight||About 350g|