Spalted Beech Santoku 178mm

In quintessential Martin Huber style, designed and built for daily use with a handcrafted aesthetic that balances polished-and-refined with brute-de-forge in a way we love comes a santoku chef's knife for everyday cooking. With hard, sharp, and thin 178mm / 7" long edge that stands 58mm tall at the heel, this is a big knife in a package ideal for smaller workstations and those who enjoy a needle-like tip a bit closer to the handle for detail work and precision slicing. Forge-finished flats contrast satin, hand-sanded convex bevels etched to reveal the blade's layers, including band of nickel, 1.2519 carbon steel edge, and stainless cladding. For style and comfort Martin has combined spalted beech wood with elements of stainless steel and carbon fiber into a tapering, shield-profile wa style handle with flush steel retention bolt visible at the rear. 

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Introduced to metalsmithing as a mere toddler, Martin Huber, son and grandson to multiple blacksmiths, crafts handmade chef knives at his shop in Austria not far from where he grew up. After gaining experience with larger employers post-graduation, Martin began his own venture in 2016 and has been building handmade cutting tools since. An eye for culinary knives and a desire to put unique objects into the hands of chefs everywhere, Martin and his two employees design kitchen cutlery from house-made steels, ranging from unique mosaic damascus pattens to ku-mai construction and everything in between, sometimes collaborating with other makers, and always producing unique, one-of-a-kind object. Martin Huber knives are built to use, combining captivating material combinations and design styles with purpose-driven geometry and finishes.

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Blade length: 178mm / 7". Overall length: 325mm / 12.8". Blade width at the choil: 3mm. Blade width one inch from tip: 2.4mm. Blade height at heel: 58mm. Weight: 8oz / 228g.
Blade: Stainless clad san mai with edge of 1.2519 carbon steel. Handle: Spalted beech with stainless, G10, and carbon fiber inlays.
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