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Calphalon Contemporary 5-Inch Santoku Knife

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  • Full tang design provides better balance and superior strength. Each knife is individually balanced for efficiency and comfort.
  • Ergonomic grip handle uniquely contoured for one size fits all comfort. Handle labels make knife type identification easy.
  • Fully tapered from cutting edge to spine and from tip to heel for superior strength and greater cutting versatility. Hand-ground to a perfect, equal edge and fine satin finish.
  • High carbon, no-stain German steel sharpens more easily, maintains its edge longer, and resists rust, stains, discoloration better than ordinary stainless.
  • One piece forging of blade, bolster and tang means no parts to separate for long-lasting durability. This product carries a limited lifetime warranty.
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Material High Carbon Stainless Steel Information not provided Steel Steel
Blade Material High Carbon Stainless Steel Carbon Stainless Steel Carbon
Color Black/Silver Silver Black Black
Dimensions 1.56 inches x 14.55 inches x 3.35 inches 1.7 inches x 19.9 inches x 4 inches 2.25 inches x 11.5 inches x 0.75 inches 2.5 inches x 16 inches x 3.5 inches
Item Package Weight 0.55 pounds 0.85 pounds 0.35 pounds 0.45 pounds
Size 5-Inch 1 - Pack 6.5-Inch 5 in.
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Size: 5-Inch

Full tang design provides better balance and superior strength. Each knife is individually balanced for efficiency and comfort. Ergonomic grip handle uniquely contoured for one size fits all comfort. Handle labels make knife type identification easy. Fully tapered from cutting edge to spine and from tip to heel for superior strength and greater cutting versatility. Hand-ground to a perfect, equal edge and fine satin finish. High carbon, no-stain German steel sharpens more easily, maintains its edge longer, and resists rust, stains, discoloration better than ordinary stainless. One piece forging of blade, bolster and tang means no parts to separate for long-lasting durability. This product carries a limited lifetime warranty.

Product Information

Size:5-Inch
Product Dimensions 14.6 x 3.4 x 1.6 inches
Item Weight 8.8 ounces
Shipping Weight 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Department unisex
Manufacturer Calphalon Cookware
ASIN B000V6Q1VK
Item model number KNR0005C
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4.1 out of 5 stars 49 customer reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #216,131 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
#249 in Kitchen & Dining > Kitchen Knives & Cutlery Accessories > Asian Knives > Santoku Knives
Date first available at Amazon.com May 5, 2003

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By Jeremy Pangan on June 2, 2010
Size: 7-Inch
We have used this knife regularly since we bought it about 9 months ago. It handles wells and is comfortable to use. The blade maintained it's sharpness every time we honed the knife. We took good care of the knife as we had hoped to keep it for a long time, Stored it properly, cleaned it after every use, never dropped it before, etc. In general, we really enjoyed using this knife while we had it

However, just yesterday, while we were doing the dishes, the knife was accidentally knocked off the counter. Our initial fear was that we ruined the tip. When we picked it up, the knife was split in half between the blade and the handle. We were incredibly surprised because the knife was made with one continuous piece of metal from the blade and through the handle. Apparently the metal at the tip of the handle had rusted through (even though we dried the knife before storing it). We wonder how long the knife would have lasted even if we hadn't dropped it.

And because the knife broke after being dropped, we don't think the lifetime warranty will cover it. We may try to submit it just because of the rust and see what happens.
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Personally: the 5-inch blade is perfect for my soft vegetable (e.g., tomatoes) food-prep operations, because it allows me closeness to the work and precise leverage of my hand and arm to perform slicing.

Objectively: Like a straight-razor, any fine/thin bladed cutting tool loses its edge of sharpness very quickly (This is normal; please do not cast aspersions upon the instrument.). If You cannot abide frequently, lightly sharpening its edge, then the Santoku Knife is not for You. Before becoming a Computer Science Professional, I was a Licensed Barber; keeping the edges of my straight razors in hair-splitting condition was a pride to me and a pleasure to my patrons.
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I always just used the flimsy cheap 5" knives that were given to us prior to this purchase. This was my first "nice" piece of cutlery. The difference is amazing. Chopping vegetables takes half the time that it used to with the cheaper knives. I particularly like the heavier feel of the santoku over other specialty knives I have used in the past. If you are looking for a general purpose knife to handle your daily chopping needs, I would highly recommend purchasing this.
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I found this knife second hand and have used it for years. I like it's size, it's not too big where you feel like you're gonna chop your finger off and it's not too small that it can't do a big job. I got this one for my mother who desperately needed a good little knife to chop with! Highly recommend this item and would buy it again.
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This was the first "real" knife I ever owned and it stayed very sharp, never rusted, and was strong. After about 4 years and while cutting through some frozen sausage the tip broke clean off. I looked and saw that Calphalon offers a lifetime warranty so I filled out the form and sent in my knife. About a week later (today) I received my brand new 7" santoku with a fresh lifetime warranty. I recently purchased the Simply Calphalon 6 piece non-stick bakeware set and am very satisfied. Loving the Calpahlon brand and it's quality!
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It cuts great, looks great. I wish it was included with the 17 pc set I bought at Macys, but it wasn't. It is worth the money. An even better deal with the free shipping. I priced them on Ebay, Food Network.com as well as other places and Amazon was the lowest price!! If you looking at it, stop looking and buy it.
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I can't say enough how much I loved cooking with this knife. The balance, the weight, sharpness. It was perfect. Then... I dropped it and it split clean in half. I've read several reviews similar to mine. Apparently even if you take good care of it, the kife rusts right between the blade and the handle.

So frustrating...
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Size: 7-Inch
Good value. I wanted to add a santoku to my Henckels 4 Star set, but the price for a Henckels 7" santoku was 3 times the price of this blade. Balance is good and grip is comfortable. Full tang through handle. Easy to put an edge on and holds it as well as any knife I own. When comparing it to the Henckels set, I believe no one other than a metallurgist could tell the difference.
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