Santoku Knives: The Asian Chef’s Knife

The term of Santoku Knives does not come in every place and in every occasion. This kind of knife is not common to be used for home kitchens. Some people say this as Asian’s cook or chef’s knife. It is called like that because of its function. Generally, the Santoku knife is used for ingredient preparation of Asian food dishes. The shape of this knife is like the traditional chef. However, the blade of the best Santoku knife is wider if it is compared with other types of knives such as skinning knives. Comparing with other knives too, this knife has thinner in thickness, shorter in length and curves up at the end. The cures in the end will help to cut the edge easily.

The Santoku knife is usually made from stainless steel. The design of this knife does not only look expensive but it is also an expensive one. The material of it is designed to make a well-balance and well formed knife. This knife is the one that is easy to handle and also to be controlled. From the chef’s knife comparison, the Santoku knife is thinner in the blade. From the design and the material, we can use this knife for the smooth cur. It is good to be used for vegetable cutting even though cutting vegetable is not easy with thinner blade.

How to use a Santoku knife?
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The material of the Santoku knife

General function of the Santoku knife

From the origin word, the word Santoku comes from the Japanese. The word refers to historical significance meaning “three virtues”. The Santoku knife is perfect for chopping, cutting, dicing and mincing. Even though it is known as Asian chef’s knife, nowadays, this knife has been started to be used in the home kitchen.

The use of the Santoku knife

When we use the Santoku knife, we will feel the sharpness of the blade amazingly. If we use this kind of knife at home, we should use and store the knife properly. With proper stored and used, we can keep the sharpness well. If it is needed, maybe we can use sharpener. The stainless steel material is able to be sharpened easily. Besides that, we can improve the edges a little for perfect cutting. The sharpened knife can make the knife stay in the right shape. We can use electric knife sharpener when we need to make the Santoku knife always in the perfect sharp. More about the Santoku knives can be read here –


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