A santoku is a style of knife that originated in Japan, and is slightly different than the European chef's knife. A santoku has a wide, sheepsfoot blade with no tip (a dull back spine that curves down to meet the straight-edged front blade). A santoku is perfect for chopping, dicing, and mincing (santoku translates to "three uses), and is typically easier and faster to use for slicing. The Paris Bistro 7.5" Santoku is made with durability, flexibility, and resistance in mind, with its sleek, steel blade and comfortable handle. Not only can it be a good conversation starter, but it can also be a great addition to your knife collection.
Instead of softening the whole piece of steel, Peugeot uses a technique called ‘upsetting’. Only the part that will turn into the ricasso will be heated (forged) to preserve the authenticity (hardness, resistance to corrosion) of the steel that will be used for the blade. Once heated and softened, a ball is formed by upsetting, then hit to create the ricasso. The blade is finally cut to its final shape. This unique technique is what makes Peugeot products stand out.
The Peugeot adventure started in the 19th century in Thiers, France with a flurry of ingenious code-setting creations. To this day, Peugeot knives set the standards for gourmets and great chefs alike. Since 1850, the lion has epitomized the quality of Peugeot products. Thiers is the world capital of knife-making. With 8 centuries of savoir-faire, this medieval town is perched on a rocky outcrop facing The Chaîne des Puys, a north-south oriented chain of cinder cones, lava domes, and maars in the Massif Central of France. Renowned for its specialty in cutlery, striking architecture, and narrow winding streets, Thiers has become a destination of world tourism.
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