Rapunzel - it's a fairly Gothic type of tale - and the jury is out as to why such a lovely young woman was ever locked in such a tall impenetrable spire. As stories go, they have changed over the years - each with a flavour of their own.
And this knife has a 'flavour' all of its own too. Angular, tapered and straightlined like a tower, with very slightly bevelled edges on its Rewa Rewa and Tawa handle, it sports all of the classic lines of a Japanese styled handle.
Its N690 Stainless Steel blade, with a dark mill scale finish, has a 15 degree curve toward the tip to enable a rocking action while dicing and mincing vegetables, meat, fish and cheeses. And its slight convex cutting edge has been designed for easy slicing.
A great utility knife in the kitchen, this knife will undertake almost every job you throw at it. It's not really a carving knife - but then, a knife can't be all things to all tasks either.
The sheepsfoot blade has several advantages too, for those who are occasionally accident prone - in that, the lack of a sharp point at the tip of the knife makes it much harder to inadvertently stab yourself while cutting.
A chance to 'let your hair down' in the kitchen - or not. In fact, the beauty of this knife is such, that if it were a real tower, you might not actually want to escape from it.
The Rapunzel Traditional Santoku
All handcrafted knives need to be cleaned and oiled after use to maintain the blade and handle in good condition.