This beautiful Kasumi 3 piece Santoku knife set is made in Japan by the Sumikama family, a 27th generation family of knife makers. The quality is unmistakable and the knives have a wonderful balance and feel in the hand. The set comprises an 18cm Santoku Knife, a 15cm Utility Knife and a 8.5cm Paring Knife. They are presented in an elegant box.
Kasumi Damascus knives are made from 32 layers of stainless steel folded around a middle layer which acts as the cutting edge. The middle cutting layer is made of V-Gold No. 10 high carbon stainless steel, a material specially developed for the sharpest and strongest knives. Kasumi knives are tempered and sharpened to create “the sharpest knife out of the box” and the special technique for this tempering is a closely guarded secret. The edge on a Kasumi knife is bevelled like a Western knife but the bevel is much larger. This larger bevel creates a superior edge which lasts longer. The handle is made from multiple layers of wood impregnated with a resin, a process that takes at least 3 months. The handle is riveted with stainless steel rivets to the full handle tang.