Skip to product information
1 of 11


Hatsukokoro Saihyo SG2 Damascus 180mm Santoku

Hatsukokoro Saihyo SG2 Damascus 180mm Santoku

Regular price £225.00 GBP
Regular price Sale price £225.00 GBP
Sale Sold out
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

The Blacksmith - Hatsukokoro

Hatsukokoro have a selection of amazing ranges produced by some of Japan's best and most exciting Blacksmiths. Their knives are made using premium materials, traditional methods and have some of the highest quality of fit and finish we've seen. They are incredible performers and offer something quite exciting with their unique bade patterns and styles.

The Range - Saihyo SG2 Damascus

The Saihyo range is a thin, laser-like profile allowing some of the sharpest cutting around. With the gorgeous mirrored Damascus finish and subtle Japanese handle, these knives are a light and easy joy to use. 

The Steel - SG2/R2 Stainless Steel

This range is made using SG2 stainless steel. SG2 (sometime called R2) is a premium steel which is harder than many other stainless steels. The hardness allows the knife to get sharper, stay sharper longer and out perform softer steels making it one the best performers around. The hardness does require a little more elbow grease when sharpening the knife though, but you will need to do it less often.

The Model - Santoku

Similar to a Gyuto chef’s knife, the Santoku offers a large light blade with a taller profile and a flatter belly, making the knife excellent for a more ‘up and down’ chopping motion for meat, fish or vegetables. Blades vary from 160mm to 180mm. This is a great knife if you want an all rounder with shorter blade and a good weight to it. 


Saya and Blade Covers that fit this Knife: Our wooden 180mm Santoku knife Saya fits this knife. You can also use the 180mm plastic blade guard.

Knife Type: Santoku
Steel Type: SG2
Blade Hardness: HRC 64-65
Blade Type: Double edged blade
Blade Length: 180mm
Blade Height: 47mm
Blade Thickness: 1.7mm
Ferrule Material: Buffalo horn
Handle Material: Teak
Handle Length: 134mm


Please read our guidance pages below to help you make the right choice and make the most of the knives you choose or get in touch with us and we'll happily discuss and help you find the perfect knife for you. 

How to choose a knife

Knife Types Explained

Steel Types Explained

Care Guidelines for all Knives

View full details