AUVERGNE: Santoku 7" with Air Pockets [Auvergne]
This 7 inch Santoku Knife with Air Pockets, also known as a Japanese cook's knife, is used to cut meat and vegetables. The Air Pockets collect fat and lubricate the knife during cutting, even vegetables will not stick knives with Air Pockets. A steel billet is heated to 2,200 degrees, hammered into shape, hardened again by heating to 1,900 degrees, quenched, tempered, hand ground, and a handle is attached. It is then polished and honed to a fine edge resulting in the finest knife available. This Auvergne brand of Sabatier (Theirs, France) has Coral handles (Pressed Wood from Spain) that are manually set and mounted on the tang using three through rivets.