DALSTRONG Santoku Knife-Shogun Series – Made of Incredibly Durable and High-quality Materials, Offering the Best Value for Money
What We Like
- Premium design
- Made from Japanese AUS 10-V Super Steel
- 7″ ultra-sharp precision forged blade
- Ergonomic G-10 Garolite handle
What We Don’t Like
- Japanese style knife but made in China
- 62+ Rockwell steel is hard but susceptible to breakage
- Might be expensive for average kitchen users
The DALSTRONG Santoku Knife is the flag-bearer of the DALSTRONG Shogun Series chef knives. The Shogun Series Knives are made of incredibly durable and high-quality materials, offering the best value for money. All the chefs out there will love the unique finish of the Japanese style knife.
The Santoku Knife will be a great addition to your kitchenware, and it will undoubtedly last you a lifetime.
A Quick DALSTRONG Santoku Knife Introduction
Are you tired of your blunt kitchen knives? If your average kitchen knife puts more cuts on your fingers than on vegetables, it’s time for an upgrade.
The DALSTRONG Shogun Series introduces the Santoku professional-grade Japanese style chef knife, honed to perfection.
The Santoku Knife is made from high-quality materials, with a hammered tsuchime finish that will make an artistic statement in the kitchen.
DALSTRONG, the manufacturer behind the innovative knife, is a leading brand of culinary tools trusted by 350,000+ cooks around the globe. The company uses modern techniques and technology to build reliable and creative tools that shape the way you cook.
The Shogun Series precision forged blades combine Japanese sword-making methods and cutting-edge technology, justifying the price tag.
Our DALSTRONG Santoku Knife review will examine all the nooks and crannies of the tool to give you our in-depth and honest impression.
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Design of The Knife
Quite frankly, the knife looks simply gorgeous.
DALSTRONG constructs each Santoku Knife with great care and precision over a period of two months. Pretty cool, right?
The Shogun Knife series uses top-quality steel for ultimate performance. The razor-sharp Santoku Knife features a Japanese Super Steel cutting core wrapped with 67 layers of Damascus steel that swirl into a magnificent ‘Tsunami Rose’ pattern.
Every Santoku Knife is hand-finished using the Honbazuke method, creating a sharp and polished edge.
Finally, the rust and corrosion-resistant blades are cooled with liquid nitrogen to enhance hardness and cleanness.
Near the bolster, we found an engraved Lionhead logo that gives the tool an exquisite look. You also get a blade protection case embossed with the DALSTRONG logo, for maximum safety.
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Performance and Features
Next up in our DALSTRONG Santoku Knife review: the best features of the tool.
The knife is unrivaled in all manner of slicing, dicing, and mincing. But what makes it better than your average kitchen knife?
Let’s look at some features that make the knife stand out.
The DALSTRONG Santoku Knife has an unmatched 7″ precision forged blade with a Japanese AUS 10-V Super Steel cutting core.
The 62+ Rockwell hardness and a special vacuum seal treatment make the steel unbeatable. It gives the tool excellent edge retention, so you can cut longer and go further.
Furthermore, the premium-steel core is wrapped with 67 layers of SUS410 Damascus steel that makes the knife super sharp and gives it exceptional durability and resistance.
Additionally, the mirror-polished front bolster of the knife adds weight and balance to the tool. It gives you a comfortable and proper grip without any slips.
The hand-polished smooth spine of the blade also adds to the pinch grip comfort.
The DALSTRONG Santoku Knife features the beautiful Tsunami Rose pattern on the blade, creating an unparalleled design. And we’re in love.
Additionally, the rectangular ‘Rockhollow’ divots in the blade create air pockets to minimize friction, for buttery-smooth cutting.
Moreover, the Lionhead logo engraved in the blade adds to the overall dainty look.
The edge retention of steel relies on the hardness of the steel.
The DALSTRONG Santoku Knife has incredible edge retention due to the harder steel, which has a Rockwell hardness of more than 62. This level of hardness means it will be able to hold its edge for longer than knives made of softer steel.
The hand-sharpened edge is carefully tapered to an angle of 8-12 degrees on each side, using the 3-step Honbazuke method for sharpening and polishing.
Afterward, liquid nitrogen cools the blade for enhanced hardness and a smooth finish.
Cleaning is not a problem with the DALSTRONG Santoku Knife. You can handwash it in soapy water or toss it in the dishwasher without thinking twice.
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Handling the DALSTRONG Santoku Knife – Shogun Series
Does your average knife put more cuts on your fingers than the vegetables?
The DALSTRONG Santoku Knife has an ergonomic grip that provides comfort and good hand control. That means more precise cutting and no finger cuts.
The non-slip handle features military-grade G-10 Garolite, which is an incredibly durable and robust material. The non-porous, fiberglass-like material makes the handle heat, water, and moisture resistant.
The G-10 also needs little to no maintenance and won’t get brittle.
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How Much is the DALSTRONG Santoku Knife?
This impressive knife is no joke. The price tag on the DALSTRONG Santoku Knife is almost unbeatable when it comes to quality and design. Most knives with somewhat similar qualities will cost you two or three times as much.
Moreover, you are getting good value for money as the knife comes with a matching Shogun Series Saya (sheath), so you know your money and fingers are safe.
If you are a home chef or on your way to building a professional chef career, the DALSTRONG Santoku Knife will accompany you on either path.
- Brand: DALSTRONG, Inc.
- Product Dimension:12.2 x 1.8 x 0.1 inches
- Model: SS_Santoku
- Material: Japanese steel
- Item Weight: 8.5 ounces
- Made in: China
- Warranty:100% Satisfaction or Money-back guarantee, Lifetime Warranty against defect
DALSTRONG Santoku Knife Review: The Final Verdict
Overall, the DALSTRONG Santoku Knife is ideal for both home and professional use. If you are a culinary artist, you simply can’t resist the beauty of the tool.
The Japanese style chef knife has a super sharp blade, an exquisite design, and an ergonomic grip for ultimate control. We also love the hammered tsuchime finish, which adds to the edgy design.
Although the Chinese origin of the Japanese style knife might bother you, you can rely on the sturdiness of the tool.
The Santoku Knife is cost-efficient and durable, and chefs from all around the world trust the renowned DALSTRONG brand.
We think It’s definitely worth a try.