Takayuki Iwai Santoku 170mm


Takayuki Iwai Santoku 170mm

From: $221 $198


Style: Santoku
Blade Length: 170mm
Weight: ~160grms
Blade Material: Blue Steel #2 Core w/Stainless Kurouchi Cladding
Handle Material: D-Shaped Rosewood w/Ebony Ferrule
HRC: ~62

Knife Care Pack


  • Yoshoku 1000/6000 Grit Deluxe Combination Stone
  • Guide Clip
  • Camellia Oil

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The Takayuki Iwai factory was started by Mr. Genmatsu Iwai, the father of Mr. Takayuki Iwai and the first-generation head in 1961. Genmatsu opened a small studio in Echizen, a well-known knife making prefecture of Japan, and began crafting his own kitchen knives employing traditional Japanese techniques – entirely by hand. He conducts every aspect of the knifemaking process, from forging the steel by hand  (layering steel and soft iron that becomes the blade), the blade finish, right up to the fitment of the handle.


This spectacular Santoku has been crafted from a cutting edge of Blue Steel #2, a hard carbon steel. It has a higher level of carbon than stainless steel, meaning the cutting edge will retain its incredible sharpness for far longer than your regular kitchen knife. This hard cutting edge is clad with a softer stainless steel, finished with a black ‘kurouchi’ clad to ensure the blade does not rust.

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  1. Lea

    My partner bought me this knife as a gift and oh boy did it exceed my expectations. The packaging was beautiful and the knife itself, it’s like cutting through butter. This knife is going to be a favourite for a long, long time.

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