An ideal knife for daily usage.
Versatile, beautiful, and reliable.
Availability date: 19/08/2022
This santoku knife from the Wusaki Ebony AUS8 series is designed to help professional chefs as well as passionate home cooks in the preparation of their recipes. With this knife, you get professional quality at an affordable price. Among its main qualities, there is a durable, sharp blade that is resistant to corrosion and easy to hone when needed. Moreover, the knife is sharpened manually on a leather grinding band at a total angle of 30° (15° on each side of the blade) to ensure precise and easy cuts since the first usage.
With a blade made of Japanese AUS8 steel, this santoku knife has an edge that remains sharp for long time even if used daily. In fact, the steel has a high level of carbon content of 0.8%. It is also enriched with tungsten, which, when combined with carbon, allows the blade to reach a hardness level of 59 HRC in the Rockwell scale. This hardness level enables the blade to have an excellent balance between long-lasting sharpness and the ease of honing when needed. The steel also has a good amount of chromium in it, which enables it to be resistant to corrosion.
The handle of this Wusaki Ebony AUS8 knife is made of ebony wood. This type of wood is robust, and it also feels good in your hand. The surface is varnished to make it more resistant to humidity and stains. Moreover, it is quite comfortable to hold as its oval shape adapts perfectly to both right and left handed cooks.
The surface of the blade is hammered with a press, which creates dimples on it. The hammered surface gives the knife an original look, but it also makes the blade less sticky when cutting humid foods, which is also the same purpose of the "scallops" along the blade's edge. As for the handle, the dark tone of the ebony beautifully contrasts the steel of the blade, and thin, red bands that are at each end of the handle given even more cachet to the knife's look. To top it off, the Japanese character engraved on the steel bottom of the handle gives the knife its final touch of originality.
All Wusaki knives are made in a small fatory in the North of Canton, the capital city of the Guangdong province in Western China. This region is historically known for its rich know-how in the manufacturing of knives. The good relations between France and China allowed us to find a serious partner with a small team like ours. The manufacturing of Wusaki knives complies with the European quality standards established by professionals in the industry. We are proud to have succeeded in making a reliable tool with a fantastic design at a fair price for our beloved customers.
This knife must be washed by hand and dried with a soft cloth to avoid the appearance of humidity traces. Finally, store it in a safe and dry place.