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Ultra Thin Santoku Review

Discussion in 'Ban Tang's "Stupid Sharp Knives"' started by MRpink, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. MRpink

    MRpink

    Sep 17, 2007
    Ban must have seen my desperate cry for a Santoku in the Pikal vs Chilli post, because he let me borrow his personal ultra thin S325vn Santoku.

    *Disclaimer* I'm not a chef, Food Network is the closes I'll ever come to professional culinary. I still use my George Foreman Grill to cook and I enjoy Wendy's Chilli. :p

    Beautiful tool, easily the sharpest knife I've ever handled.
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    Very well designed kydex, no scratches on the blade from sheathing.
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    Hanging out with family.
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    Business end.
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    Cleaned up and ready for some slicing.
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    One of the reasons why I love micarta, very grippy even when wet.
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    Paper thin slices, simple task for this Santoku.
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    Bell pepper.
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    George Foreman overcooked my chicken!
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    Tomorrow's lunch!
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    I only used it for a short period of time, but due to the thinness of the edge, there is some super light burring which can be seen under careful observation. It didn't affect the cutting as the edge geometry is superb. It would only require a few light strops on leather to fix and the edge would naturally get thicker as your strop it more over normal usage. Fair tradeoff for such a thin knife.

    Ban's Santoku is a slicing machine. It's so stupid sharp, I was actually nervous to use it (any plans to make a "stupid dull" trainer version? hahah). The measure twice, cut once, rule of thumb applied here, I did NOT want ANY fingers near the edge, which is probably why my cuts looked like junk. I'm sure in the hands of an experienced chef, this Santoku would jump circles around other knives. Again, exceptional work! I can't wait to get my hands on my own. :cool: :thumbup:
     
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  2. HikingMano

    HikingMano

    Sep 2, 2008
    You lucky dog :) Thanks for sharing MrPink :thumbup:
     
  3. Ban

    Ban Moderator Moderator

    Oct 14, 1998
    Thanks for the quick review. Keep us posted as you get to use it more.
     
  4. RVO3VOM

    RVO3VOM

    Feb 6, 2001
    I used the sister to that one (red liners instead of yellow) for the first time last Sunday. The bell pepper and peach slices were "wafer thin". I think I'll name the blade Mr. Creosote. :D

    This is a Super Skinny Super Sharp Santoku, and I thought my BT4 was a slicer. This blade is Ban-tastic!!! I'm so glad I nabbed it from Ban before Blade was over.

    Thanks again for bringing it round to the booth Ban!


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  5. Ban

    Ban Moderator Moderator

    Oct 14, 1998
    Drew,

    Good to hear that you are enjoying the knife. I am sure it will get plenty of good use in the kitchen. It is hard to go back to regular kitchen knives once you get spoiled.
     
  6. RVO3VOM

    RVO3VOM

    Feb 6, 2001
    Ban,

    That is a FACT! Any plans to do a matching paring knife? :)


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  7. MRpink

    MRpink

    Sep 17, 2007

    Ban said this in the death chat:
     
  8. RVO3VOM

    RVO3VOM

    Feb 6, 2001
    Thanks for the heads up MRpink! :thumbup:

    I'll have to PM Ban.


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  9. HikingMano

    HikingMano

    Sep 2, 2008
    Yeah, I'd be stoked to pick up a Santoku or Chef's paired with a paring :thumbup: The two knives I use most in the kitchen.
     
  10. Ban

    Ban Moderator Moderator

    Oct 14, 1998
    This paring knife design will probably go real well with the Santoku.

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  11. D86PQ

    D86PQ KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    653
    Jul 28, 2010
    Very very niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee ban whats the handle ?
     
  12. vwspdshp

    vwspdshp

    403
    Sep 20, 2008
    I love my short Santoku. I need to get around to posting a review. I'd dig a matching paring knife too.
     
  13. MRpink

    MRpink

    Sep 17, 2007
    Nice! Are you referring to the shorter modified santoku that ban brought to blade?
     
  14. manix J

    manix J

    Dec 11, 2005
    Been using my regular santoku and love it! I need ban to make a large chef knife to match this beauty!

    Good eye drew, those santokus...ban makes just sing.. Don't they :)

    Jeff
     
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  15. RVO3VOM

    RVO3VOM

    Feb 6, 2001
    You said it Jeff! :)


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  16. MRpink

    MRpink

    Sep 17, 2007
    Happy 4th of July!

    GF used it today to slice some onions and bell peppers.
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    my pikals are never too far away.
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    grilling some meat and corn.
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    Used it to separate the ribs..Mmmm..
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    BBQ feast.
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  17. mtnfolk mike

    mtnfolk mike

    Mar 21, 2006
    great stuff man.. i love those santoku's..:thumbup: that grub looks delicious too...:D
     
  18. Stump Buster

    Stump Buster Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    GREAT THREAD and PICS GUYS!!!! I NEED to come down visit you guys again.... The food looks Grubbin' and all the new (and old) knives look excellent!!!!!

    Hope you all had a great 4th!!!

    Stump
     
  19. HikingMano

    HikingMano

    Sep 2, 2008
    Yum! :thumbup:
     
  20. RVO3VOM

    RVO3VOM

    Feb 6, 2001

    I'll take it! :D Or one like it with black canvas and red liners.


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