Northwoods Knives - Santoku
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
I own four knives in this line. And the santoku handle finish is bad seems like scales shrank and obvious epoxy filler where scales meet bolster. This does not effect performance but would like to see better quality control. Size is great and will become my go to knife after i sand tang down flush with scales.