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Santoku • 180 mm • matte black finished suminagashi • VG10 • Red octagonal handle • for right- and lefthand use
I have asked our knifemaker to design a VG10 with Japanese octagonal handle for us and the result is stunning. A 33 layered suminagashi blade with a red octagonal Japanese handle. A laser cut blade, then thinned by hand, which results in a leightweighted knife with great cutting characteristics. The red handle gives the knife a sober look, it is a little heavier than other octagonal handles in our shop, but this will benefit the ideal balance point of the knife: right on the bolster.
Thinning by hand on the Kaiten Toshi (water wheel) makes it possible to adjust the blade where it needs to be adjusted: Super thin behind the cutting edge. Here the knife excels a knife which is grinded by machine, these details will make a difference in practice.
The black matte finish is refined and the layered construction of the blade is clearly visable. The heel is rounded and polished, this will ensure a good grip while cutting.
A Rangelrooij knife has to have its own identity. Now in 2021, I am a knife sharpener for 27 years, I have sharpened many knives. I think as a knife sharpener, I have held many models and brands in my hands. No, a ROOIJ knife is not a new invention of a knife, it's a process of experience, listening to the end user and negotiating with the knife maker. Our highly skilled knifemakers in Japan are doing an awesome job. We are so proud at this collaboration. All our knowledge, experience and passion come together in our ROOIJ knives. Arigato gozaimasu.