Santoku Knife: The Santoku knife is a Japanese cooking knife that is often designed with a scalloped blade like this one. In Japanese, santoku means “three virtues,” which is fitting for this utility knife because it is particularly good at doing 3 things — chopping, slicing, and mincing. The scalloped detail makes it easier to remove chopped food from the blade’s sharp edge.
Slice, Dice, And Chop: This dicing tool is perfect for cutting up just about anything. Use this knife to slice vegetables for a veggie tray, chop onions for a pot roast, or to mince whole heads of garlic. No matter the slicing or chopping job, this knife is up to the task. This knife is a must-have, multi-use tool.
Made from premium 440/X50CrMoV15 German steel
Optimized multi-stage optimized heat treatment ice-hardening process for hardness, durability, and superior edge retention characteristics
Triple-Tang design for balance, control, and precision with beautiful steel and brown Pakkawood handles.
Stylish yet functional ergonomic handle with SMART-BOLSTER™ design
Sharp heel and smooth spine
Lifetime warranty for manufacturing defects.
Premium 440/X50CrMoV15 German Steel
Handle Material: Patented Full Triple Tang (steel) with Brown Pakkawood inserts and 4 rivets
20-22 degree angled blade edge
55 +/-2 RC Hardness with multi-stage optimized Ice-Hardening heat treatment
Optional: Add a personal touch with laser engraving of the monogram from 3 to 20 characters.
Model: 217 Warranty: Life-Time Warranty Knife Type: Santoku Knives Tang Type: Full Triple Tang Edge Type: DIMPLE Blade Length: 5” Blade Material: Premium Solingen 440/X50CrMoV15 High Carbon No-Stain German Steel Handle Size: 4 3/4 inches Handle Material: Patented Full Triple Tang (steel) with Brown Pakkawood inserts and 4 rivets Dimensions: L - 10 1/8 inches W - 2 1/4 inches H - 1 1/2 inches
Use & Care
How do I care for my knife? Our knives are made from quality materials and should last if you take good care of them. Following please find a few guidelines:
Hand wash and dry immediately after use.
Do not put it in a dishwasher as it might damage the high-carbon steel and handles.
Do not leave in water for an extended period of time.
Hone your straight fine edge blade regularly.
Sharpen your straight fine edge blade as needed on a sharpening rod (diamond or ceramic), whetstone, or similar quality sharpening tool.
To maintain the beauty and integrity of all Pakkawood handles, please rub them with clear mineral oil as needed. Do not leave them wet or place them in a dishwasher.
Executive Chef Series edge is 20-22 degrees on each side.
ProCut collections (Lightning, Thunder, and Premier) are 10-15 degrees on each side.
Serrated edges should be sharpened as needed by using special tools.
The meat cleaver edge is 30-35 degrees on each side.
Gunter Wilhelm offers a FREE sharpening service for our kitchen knives. Terms and conditions apply. (Our Sharpening Service is suspended, please check later)
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Gunter Wilhelm Hassle-Free lifetime warranty covers manufacturing defects (materials and workmanship). Terms and conditions apply
A dull knife that requires sharpening is not a manufacturing defect, but basic maintenance.
Rust spots might appear in cases where the knife was placed in a dishwasher and/or left in water for a long period of time, and/or not dried properly. To remove any rust spots, please use a Stainless Steel polisher cream/past such as Bar Keepers Friend or similar.
Woodblocks, sharpening tools, and blade protectors are not covered by our lifetime warranty policy since they are subject to normal and natural attrition.