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Hohenmoorer Dreilagenstahl Santoku Knife

After nearly two decades of knife-making and work as a cutler, Ulrich Hennicke began designing and producing his own line of hand-forged blades in the town of Asendorf, Germany. Hohenmoorer, or "High Moor," describes the region the knives are produced in. The profile of each Hohenmoorer knife is distinctive, contemporary, and restrained. There is nothing superfluous added without a nod to functionality.

The Santoku profile is a classic knife shape from Japan, which Hennicke has filtered through his own distinct style. The santoku blade is shorter than a European chef's knife, and is typically used for vegetable preparation. The octagonal (eight-sided) handle is comfortable for both left and right-handed users. The use of smoked oak in the handle makes gives it a handmade quality. No two are exactly the same.

The Dreilagenstahl, or three-layer steel, blade is forged with 1.2008 grade carbon steel. The layered steel process shows off the maker's skill and process. The blade will begin to develop a patina immediately—its "working color"—this is a natural part of using a carbon knife, something to be celebrated. The gradual staining of the blade personalizes it, and tells the visual story of meals past.

Care: Wipe the knife’s blade with a clean cloth or wash it gently after each use, avoiding harsh detergents or scrubbers. Never use in a dish washer. Dry the blade soon after washing; because the steel has a carbon content, it can rust. The wood handle is durable—that said, we recommend hand washing your knife, drying it, and storing it somewhere it doesn't come into contact with other objects or utensils.

 We suggest having the knife professionally sharpened, or using a sharpening stone.

The Hohenmoorer Dreilagenstahl Santoku ships in a gift-worthy box made of recycled paper.

Knife length: 12 inches / 30 cm
Blade length: 6.5 inches / 16.5 cm
Weight: 6 1/2 ounces / 180 grams
Made in Germany.

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$490