Blenheim Forge Santoku Knife


This 18cm Japanese-style santoku, which is shorter and straighter than a European chef's knife but just as versatile, can be used for a majority of kitchen tasks. Part of our special collection with London-based Blenheim Forge.

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Product Details

Located in a small workshop under an archway in South London, Blenheim Forge is a jewel in Britain’s culinary landscape, beloved by chefs like Gordon Ramsey and Francis Mallmann. We collaborated on a collection of knives made with a core Japanese super blue carbon steel—known for its long-lasting durability and unparalleled sharpness—clad with rust-proof stainless steel until the edge of the blade for easier maintenance. It is notoriously difficult to forge super blue carbon steel, but Blenheim Forge has mastered it with their skill and attention to detail. Every knife has a comfortable, six-sided walnut handle that feels stable to hold and provides balance, attached with a beautiful copper ferrule. The wood is sustainably sourced from fallen trees in the M25 area by an enterprise that teaches joinery and furniture making to unemployed youth.

This 18cm santoku, which refers to three key tasks in food prep—slicing, dicing and mincing—will become the most used in your kitchen. The thin, sharp blade takes the strain off your wrist and ensures neat, precise cuts.

Age restricted item

Why we love it

‘Anytime chefs walk into one of our stores, they beeline for these knives. It has what they love about carbon steel—the extremely fine cuts, how easy it is to sharpen—but requires less fuss.’

Specifications & Care

Care Hand wash only. Chopping on glass, marble or granite etc will damage the edge of your knife Carbon steel knives are a marvel to sharpen and hold a silky edge that will glide through ingredients due to their purity and minimal alloying. They are reactive metals and will patina through use so frequent wiping with a light coat of oil and dry storage is advisable to keep them rust-free
Country of Origin United Kingdom
Dimensions Blade length: 18cm
  • Blade Material: Japanese Blue Super Steel, with stainless steel cladding (62-64 HRC)
  • Handle: Walnut 
  • Ferrule: Copper
Warranty Limited Lifetime against manufacturing defects
About The Brand

Blenheim Forge

Blenheim Forge began as a hobby amongst friends who spent years creating and fine-tuning the process of making Japanese-style carbon steel knives, which have harder steel and sharper blades than Western-style knives. Their knives are now celebrated by chefs like Gordon Ramsey, Mark Hix and Argentinian barbecue legend Francis Mallman. Every knife is hand-made with the highest degree of detail and precision in their Peckham-based forgery, where they give back to the local community by sourcing wood from a charitable company that teaches furniture-making skills to disadvantaged youth.

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