The Fujitora factory of Niigata Japan has produced what we consider to be the ultimate perfection in a blend of Japanese and European knife design. Tojiro Senkou DP (Flash) knives, meaning Flash in English are insanely sharp. These knives are made out of the finest Damascus steel wrapped around a VG-10 core to provide a very hard cutting edge (Rockwell 60-62). The handles are made from Micarta material with a steel inlay in a shape which is very comfortable to use. There is also a special die cast bolster welded onto the handle of the knives, which provides a smooth touch and comfortable grip. The overall knife is as sharp as you could possibly imagine, but it has the weight and presence of a European knife. In our opinion these are as good as it gets. Tojiro Senkou DP (Flash) knives are used and endorsed by Heston Blumenthal, one of the world’s very few 3* Michellin chefs and are used by him and his staff in the kitchen of the Fat Duck restaurant.
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.