Misono Molybdenum Santoku 180mm (7.1")
Misono Molybdenum Santoku 180mm (7.1")


Misono Molybdenum Santoku 180mm (7.1")


Misono Molybdenum

Misono’s most reasonably priced line offers great edge life and an excellent fit and finish. Misono Molybdenum is well-balanced and light, feels great in the hand, and each knife is hand-inspected for superb out of the box sharpness.

Why we love them: The Molybdenum series is a well priced introduction to the renowned Misono line and a great first Japanese knife.

About this shape

Santoku, which means ‘three virtues’ in Japanese, is an all-purpose knife with a taller blade profile than a gyutou. Its three virtues are the knife’s ability to cut fish, meat and vegetables. Santoku have a flatter ‘belly’ than gyutou and can be used comfortably with an up and down chopping motion rather than a ‘rocking’ type cut.



Handle material Wood composite
Blade length 180 mm (7.1")
Thickness at spine 2 mm
Thickness at tip 0.7 mm
Hardness (Rockwell scale) 56-58

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