What could possibly be good about a blister other than the acceptance that it means you have skin! Well, in this case, it is a mark of authenticity which comes to fruition in the meeting of two worlds.
That sounds pretty profound … what do we mean?
In days of old, around the world, there was such a thing as fake buffalo horn. The tradition was, to trade off fake buffalo horn as the real deal – and the only way of telling, for sure, if the horn was real, was to run a flame over it, as true keratin blisters and fake ‘horn’ doesn’t.
Hence, now, when the mark of authenticity is required, that is the standard proof of legitimacy.
And in terms of a union of two worlds?
The buffalo horn bolster is from Africa and the wooden handle of this traditional santoku is New Zealand Tawa. A perfect fusion for a South African born, New Zealand knife maker!
What else can we tell you about this special combination handle? It’s smooth to the touch; it is an upside down D shape; and it’s ideal for larger hands.
A traditionally-shaped santoku, with its sheepsfoot blade, it is a real little work horse in the kitchen – useful for just about everything.
And not to downplay the steel component of this knife … This knife has a strong N690 Austrian/Swedish stainless steel blade which will keep performing year upon year.
If you haven’t tried using a traditional santoku, you should. This knife also has a 15 degree bevel at the tip of the blade too though – allowing for an easier rocking motion as opposed to just straight slicing and dicing.
It really is the perfect complement to a range of Western kitchen knives – or equally, a star in its own right in any kitchen.
All handcrafted knives need to be cleaned and oiled after use to maintain the blade and handle in good condition.