Ornate, Sharp, Timeless
This hand-forged Damascus Steel blade is our signature Santoku Knife. Originally designed for slicing thin fillets of salmon for sushi, the Santoku design is elite among Japanese chef knives. Finished with a G10 Wood handle for optimal stability, this knife is intended for an experienced chef's knife block, or as a great gift for the aspiring hobbyist.
Masterful Craftsmanship & Quality Materials
Our signature Akatsuki Damascus Steel Knives are the finest in kitchen cutlery and offer the highest quality material available. The blades feature a core layer of VG10 Steel, the gold standard of Japanese carbon steels, with 33 layers of Damascus Steel enamored on either side. For experienced chefs only, the meticulously forged layers of gorgeous steel provide just the right weight and balance for a skilled hand.
Comfortable Handle & Intricate Design
The Beautiful G-10 Wood handle rounds off an immaculate blade with an elegant and comfortable grip. G-10 is favored for its high strength and low moisture absorption properties, making this handle not only elegant, but durable as well. These knives are sure to look just as good on display as they feel in your hand!
VG10 Steel knives were originally manufactured in the esteemed Echizen Province of Japan, the most renowned sword-making region in the world, as the dominant cutting form for chefs strictly within Japanese borders. Recently, expansion of trade with the region allows for the use of this superior steel in limited batches.
Damascus was the weapon manufacturing powerhouse of the world from the 3rd century to the 13th century, when gunpowder was introduced to Western civilization. Prior to that, wootz steel ingots were imported from India and Sri Lanka to Damascus, where they were transformed into legendarily sharp blades, with claims going even so far as the ability to split a hair simply by falling on the blade. The ancient forging technique was lost for centuries, but modern blacksmiths have been able to recover the long-lost method.
- Blade Material: Japanese VG10 Steel and Damascus Steel
- Handle Material: G10 Composite
- Thickness: 2.0mm
- Weight: 251g
- Length: 31.0cm
- Blade Length: 18.5cm
- Blade Width: 4.5cm
- Rockwell Hardness: 61
- 1 x 8" Damascus Steel Santoku Knife
- 1 x Gift Sleeve
- 1 x Gift Box
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will shipping take?
It takes up to a week for us to process your order and activate your tracking number. Once you receive a confirmation email from us, shipping takes 15-20 days on average.
Will my knives stay sharp forever?
No- like any blade, these knives will dull over time. We recommend sharpening weekly with our 3-Stage Sharpener to keep your knives nice and sharp.
Can I return my order?
You can return your order for a full refund within 30 days of purchase only. To request a return shipping label, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Not sure which knife is right for you? Check out our knife guide here.
Learn to properly care for your knives to avoid rust and dull edges here.
Standard Shipping Times:
- The given delivery dates are estimates calculated from the date an order is out for shipment, keeping in mind the transit time.
- Deliveries might take longer than expected because of incorrect shipping address, bad weather, stringent customs clearance procedures, or any other unavoidable circumstances.
- Please note that import duties, and any other additional import charges and taxes are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are ultimately the buyer's responsibility.
- If you place your order after 11:45 am Central Standard Time on Friday, or over the weekend (Saturday or Sunday), your order will be shipped the following week.
Order Cancellation and Change Request
Our return policy is effective for 30 days since receiving your product. To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused, in the same condition that you received it, and it must also be in the original packaging. For refunds (if applicable), please send an email to email@example.com with your full name, order number, item description and the reason for your return.
Return requests for orders received and delivered after 30 days will be politely declined. We hope you understand. If 30 days have gone by since your order has been delivered, unfortunately we can’t offer you an exchange or a refund.
Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund. If you are approved, your refund will be processed right away and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card (or original method of payment) within a few days- depending on your bank.
Please make sure to read our item descriptions carefully. Please bear in mind that photo may slightly different from actual item in terms of color due to the lighting during photo shooting or the monitor's display.
Every once in a while an issue may occur with an order. We are all only human! If this is the case, we are happy to assist you in any way we can. If the problem occurred as a result of an error on our part, we are more than happy to replace or refund the item.
Faulty Product: If the product has a manufacturing defect.
Wrong Item Sent: If we send you the wrong product, color or size.
Oops! Somewhere along the way, you might've made a mistake. If any of these are the case, it's up to you to sort things out and unfortunately, we cannot refund your item. For example:
Incorrectly Provided Address: If you made an error in the address. We are not responsible for orders not received due to incorrect shipping addresses entered by the customer at the time of purchase.
Return & Exchange Process
If you believe an error has occurred due to a mistake on our part, first of all, please accept our sincerest apologies! Your satisfaction is of the highest importance to us! We are happy to replace or exchange any items that we missed the mark on.
Exchange Request Instructions
Please follow these instructions for Return Request:
1. Take a photo of the problem – If the problem is size, please use a ruler.
2. Send an email with the subject line “Order # “YourOrderNumber” Replacement Request” to firstname.lastname@example.org and please include the following:
- The photo(s)
- A specific description of the issue
- The Order Number - If there are multiple products in an order, identifying the product with the issue
Our support team will respond within 1 business day and Return Instruction will be provided.
All orders are guaranteed for delivery. If orders are not received due to circumstances beyond our control, a replacement item will be ordered. The replacement item will be shipped to the original Shipping Address listed at the time the original order was placed.
Refunds will not be granted if the customer ordered the incorrect size/color/quantity etc. We ship the exact item(s) that you select at time of purchase. If you require a change to your order, please email us ASAP and we will try our best to accommodate your request. If your order has already been processed or shipped, we cannot make changes to your order, and a refund will not be granted.
Items received that are defective or damaged will be replaced with the same item free of charge. We also provide full refunds in instances of defective or damaged goods.
Late or Missing Refunds
If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account again. Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted. Next contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted. If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet, please contact us at email@example.com.