Kazan HAP40 Hammered Santoku 180mm (7.1")
Kazan HAP40 Hammered Santoku 180mm (7.1")
Kazan HAP40 Hammered Santoku 180mm (7.1")
Kazan HAP40 Hammered Santoku 180mm (7.1")

Kazan

Kazan HAP40 Hammered Santoku 180mm (7.1")

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We developed the Kazan line in partnership with a steelmaker in Kansai, Japan using HAP40, a powdered steel blend featuring high levels of Vanadium, Molybdenum, Cobalt and Tungsten. This results in a semi-stainless blade with exceptional edge retention. The blade is hand sharpened on several stones for great out the box sharpness.

Kazan features a hammered tsuchime finish, which prevents food from sticking to the blade. It's medium weight and has a beautiful gray wood handle, designed to be a bit more substantial than other Japanese knives so it's comfortable for those with larger hands. Kazan is made exclusively for Chubo.

Why we love them:  Kazan HAP40 stays sharp forever. They hold an edge better than any knife on our site and despite their incredible hardness, they are very responsive to sharpening stones.

Specifications

Handle material Pressed Wood
Blade length 180 mm (7.1")
Thickness at spine 2 mm
Thickness at tip 0.7 mm
Hardness (Rockwell scale) 65 to 66
Edge / Bevel
Double (70/30)

  • Handwash in warm water and towel dry
  • Do not cut frozen foods
  • Use a sharpening stone, not a honing steel, to re-sharpen your Japanese chef knives

Description

We developed the Kazan line in partnership with a steelmaker in Kansai, Japan using HAP40, a powdered steel blend featuring high levels of Vanadium, Molybdenum, Cobalt and Tungsten. This results in a semi-stainless blade with exceptional edge retention. The blade is hand sharpened on several stones for great out the box sharpness.

Kazan features a hammered tsuchime finish, which prevents food from sticking to the blade. It's medium weight and has a beautiful gray wood handle, designed to be a bit more substantial than other Japanese knives so it's comfortable for those with larger hands. Kazan is made exclusively for Chubo.

Why we love them:  Kazan HAP40 stays sharp forever. They hold an edge better than any knife on our site and despite their incredible hardness, they are very responsive to sharpening stones.

Specifications

Handle material Pressed Wood
Blade length 180 mm (7.1")
Thickness at spine 2 mm
Thickness at tip 0.7 mm
Hardness (Rockwell scale) 65 to 66
Edge / Bevel
Double (70/30)

Use & Care

  • Handwash in warm water and towel dry
  • Do not cut frozen foods
  • Use a sharpening stone, not a honing steel, to re-sharpen your Japanese chef knives