Shiro Kamo knives are produced in Takefu Knife Village by Hand and are some of the finest knives coming out from the collective. Kamo works with a variety of materials; These knives have a powdered steel SG-2 core with a very high hardness rating, SG-2 being one of the most advanced stainless steels available in knife manufacturing. The core steel is sandwhiched between layers of stainelss steel with a damascus pattern. The knife features a deep reddish brown handle made from Sandalwood. These knives are good value for those wanting a knife made from powdered steel.
Santoku is a Japanese word literally meaning 'three ways' and is used to describe the three cutting tasks that the knife is designed to do; slicing, dicing and mincing. The shape of the knife makes it great for Western type of cooking because the blade is flat, deep and strong, which makes the knife brilliant for cutting up lots of heavy root vegetables, such as potato, parsnips and ginger.