Stainless steel knife KOI ARTISAN Santoku
Blade material: All steel will rust if given the chance. Chromium is added to steel to help in rust resistance. Steel is categorized as stainless when it contains at least 13% chromium. 7Cr17MoV steel contains between 16% and 18% chromium and is quite stain resistant. 7Cr17MoV stainless steel has 0.60% to 0.75% carbon content. Thus, if heat-treated properly it should be able to attain a hardness of 57 to 59HRC. Steel makes the blade of the knife lightweight and extremely sharp.
Handle Material: If you go looking for a Pakka tree you won’t find one. Pakka wood is constructed using phenolic-impregnated layers of hardwood veneer, often dyed, combined with plastic resins. Dye is impregnated into the wood using a vacuum process, and then the resin is added using a very high-pressure environment. In conclusion, the material is then shaped and polished. It is a highly waterproof, very dense, and durable material. Therefore, Pakka wood is a good choice material for a stainless steel knife.
Construction: This blade is stamped and the bolster is welded to the blade then ground down to make the transition into the blade. The Tang is a “rat tail” or “stick” tang using a rod that is welded to the bolster and extends through the handle and attached to the butt plate.
Product Dimensions: The weight of this Stainless steel knife is 240g. This is a bit lighter than most of the knives in this category. The Stylish Damascus pattern blade length is 5 Inches. The spine of the blade is 2.3 mm thick as it leaves the bolster and starts to taper 1/4th of the way down the blade all the way to the tip. This is not a thick blade and therefore should be a nimble performer as opposed to a thicker German-style brute force blade. The height of the blade heel is 43 mm and allows for adequate cutting board/knuckle clearance. Above all, the ergonomic handle circumference is 81 mm (3.2 in.) at the middle of the handle and should be comfortable for most users.