Messermeister San Moritz Elite 5" Kullenschliff Santoku Knife - E/2610-5K
MM26105K: San Moritz Elite 5" Kullenschliff Santoku Knife
Also known as a Japanese Chef's Knife, the San Moritz Elite 5" Kullenschliff Santoku Knife is a wide blade knife with an overall thinner spine and taper than a French or German style Chef's Knife. The thin taper (or blade thickness) is lengthened to give it maximum precision when slicing. The spine runs parallel to the relatively flat cutting edge, which has a bolsterless heel and only curves near the tip to create a broad bladed knife similar in shape to a cleaver. The alternating kullenschliffs (a.k.a. kullens, hollows or grantons) on each side of the knife reduce drag and prevent items from sticking to the blade.
Manufacturer SKU: E/2610-5K.
Made in Solingen, Germany
Messermeister is the premier brand of authentic German knives that still utilizes the original hot drop hammer forged manufacturing process. Each knife is handcrafted from the finest quality carbon steel alloy and industrial strength handle components.
Messermeister is one of our favorite knife brands and they are noted for having some of the highest standards in the industry. Founder Bernd Dressler was a true innovator and traveled the country seeking the advice of chefs, retailers, and industry professionals. Among his innovations was the first bolsterless heel and the first truly full cambered wide blade chef’s knives. He also created a sharper edge by making sure all the forged knives were ground, reground, and finished with a true polished bevel. He paid meticulous attention to detail and made sure each knife was crafted by devoted Solingen artisans, using only the finest available industrial quality components.
- One piece, fully forged
- Hand-polished "Elite" edge
- Bolsterless edge
- Cambered chef's knife blade
- Extra-wide chef's knife blade
- Ergonomic balance
- Molded "POM" handle
- Polished spine
- Granton edge
- Also available in a 7" Kullenschliff model
- The word Santoku translates as "3 good things," (virtues) which means it is versatile like a chef's knife and cuts vegetables, fish and meat.