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 hollow edge refers to a knife blade which contains evenly spaced vertical indentations, or "hollows," that have been ground out of the thickness of the steel blade. The purpose of the hollow blade is to assist with keeping particles from sticking to the knife edge as it chops small bits of food as well as a friction reducer to provide less drag when chopping, which enables easier and faster motion. The Pairs Classic 7.5" Santoku is a durable knife with a steel blade that will be a great addition to any kitchen.
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 one of the many reasons why 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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