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Northwoods Knives: Blackwood XHP - 170 mm (6.6 in) Santoku - Wa Handle

RRP: $239.95 (You save $113.98)
$125.97 In Stock: 7

Product Description

Northwoods Knives - Santoku - Wa Handle

A Santoku is the Japanese equivalent of a chef’s knife.  The name means, “Three Virtues” and refers to its ability to slice, dice and mince.

The Santoku, like most Japanese designs, is thin, light and very hard.  The blade is what we would call in the sporting knife world a “Sheep’s foot.”  The edge is relatively flat which differentiates it from Western chef knives in that it is not used in a rocking motion, but in a slicing or straight down chopping motion.

The Northwoods Blackwood XHP series of Kitchen Knives is made in the USA with some of the finest materials available.  

  • The Northwoods Blackwood XHP series of Kitchen Knives is made in the USA with some of the finest materials available.  
  • We started with classic Japanese designs.  They have beautiful, flowing lines and work as good as they look.
  • Carpenter’s XHP Steel at 61rc.  This highly touted steel is one of the leading powdered steels. It is very tough, holds a great edge, is also a joy to sharpen and easily takes a wicked edge. While technically a stainless steel knife due to the high chromium content (16%), this steel has a HUGE amont of carbon in it, so be aware that this is not a stainless knife. Without proper care, these will develop rust spots.
  • Beautiful African Blackwood handles.  These are finished buttery smooth.
  • Available both with and without bolsters.

The Northwoods Blackwood XHP series of Kitchen Knives are a joy to use.  When we handed these knives to local chefs for review, the reactions were quick and clear—these are great knives! Every one of them bought one or more for their own use.

These knives will be a great addition to your kitchen


  • Overall Length: 305 mm
  • Blade Length: 170 mm
  • Blade Thickness: 2.2 mm
  • Weight: 204 grams

Note: Bolster Wood natural color may vary

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  1. More Like 4.5 Stars

    Posted by ChefE on 12th Feb 2016

    This knife has a simple elegant apperence. It's not over the top flashy that coworkers or friends keep asking to "borrow" it. Therefore I keep this in my private stash. Why?
    I prefer American made knives since I predominantly cook American cuisine and I'm a American chef. Versatility and speed, sharp and accurate, stiff and stout- this knife is. It does seem to be slightly tip heavy, balance forward; secure comfortable grip, full figured handle. The knife has a meaty weight.
    XHP is great steel for kitchen knives. Holds and keeps a sharp edge. Easy to sharpen and hone. Cutting tomatoes is a treat. Overall this knife is sweet.

  2. Blackwoods XPH Santoku with Wa Handle

    Posted by Josh on 3rd Oct 2014

    Carpenters CTX-XPH on a production kitchen knife?Awesome edge retention on this top of the line(for kitchen knives)stainless steel. The Wa handle is beautiful and the fit and finish on both the blade and handle are really good.This knife can hold an edge better than any stainless kitchen knife that I have owned.The knife came with a screaming sharp edge and nice even bevels.The knife slices like a laser.I highly recommend this knife if you are looking for a high edge retention stainless Santoku.....

SKU: BWXHP_87102