Santoku 180mm Damascus "Fire & Sonic Waves"


Here we have a Martin Huber Santoku 180mm. The blade is forged from house made Damascus 1.2842, 75Ni8, C100. Like sonic waves in hues of black, grey, and silver, the layers stretch across the blade.

The edge begins with a flat that extends for about 30mm, which is followed by a subtle curve that gradually rises to meet the needle like tip. A rigid and stable spine, with very little tapering completes the profile. The blade has a confident feel about in on the board with a satisfying weight and a beautifully sharp edge.

Martin Huber always uses the most premium of materials in his knives, from his house made steels to the beautiful, stabilised woods he uses in his handles. This blade features a stabilised poplar and bog oak handle with a G10 spacer. A black and gold fiery beauty!

Martin makes a range of handle profiles, but we tend to request his tapered rokkaku hanmaru. It’s a beautiful, facetted handle with fantastic ergonomics.

Product Specification

Blade Type: Santoku

Edge Length: 180mm

Spine Heel: 3.8mm

Spine Mid: 3.25mm

Spine Tip (20mm before): 1.9mm

Blade Height: 55mm

Weight: 214g

Cutting Edge Steel: Damascus

Stainless: No

HRC: 64+

Blade Construction: Mosaic Damascus

Blade Finish: Matte Polish

Grind: Convex

Handle Construction: Hidden Tang

Handle Materials: Stabilised Poplar Burl, G10 & Bog Oak

Handedness: Ambidextrous

Saya Included: No

Shipping & Returns


We process orders 5 days a week (Monday - Friday) and ship from our shop in Berlin, Germany. We ship with FedEx, UPS and Deutsche Post.

We are happy to offer free international shipping on a variety of orders depending on location and order value. You can check to see where things sit for you here.


At Modern Cooking we want our customers to be inspired and delighted by the products they purchase through our shop.

However, we understand that you may need to return products occasionally. If you are not entirely happy, you can return your purchase in its original condition within 14 days for a refund. Please email if you wish to return any goods.

In the unlikely event that you receive faulty goods or your order is damaged in transit, please contact us for instructions on how to return the goods as in this case we will meet the cost of return postage, though only if this is arranged through our authorised carriers. Any claim for refund or exchange resulting from faulty goods or goods damaged in transit must be raised within 5 business days.

All Modern Cooking logistics partners provide insurance in case of damage, but the coverage is only valid if we are notified within 5 business days. Please make sure to inspect your order immediately upon receipt to ensure that there is no damage.

Once we have the goods back, we will issue a full refund or send replacements where possible, as you prefer.

Product Care:

Cleaning: Clean by hand with warm water. Avoid wetting the handle when possible. 

Sharpening: We advise using whetstones to sharpen your knives and a honing rod or steel to maintain the burr between sharpening sessions. 

Reactive Steels: Reactive steels like Aogami Super, Apex Ultra or one of the many premium reactive German and Swedish steels are susceptible to rust if not properly cared for. In this case we advise that you keep the knife dry between uses and when storing the knife for longer periods wiping the knife blade with Tsubaki oil or another food safe oil is a wise choice. This will not stop a patina forming on the blade, but it will stop rust. A patina can be a beautiful personal feature on your knife and helps to stop rust forming. So, dry your knife regularly between uses, store in a dry place and apply some Tsubaki oil from time to time when storing for long periods. 

A reference guide to steel types

Handle Care: If you have a knife with a non-stabilised wooden handle, you can apply Tsubaki oil or another food safe oil to your handle from time to time. Food safe wax can be applied to both stabilised and no-stabilised wooden handles. Never apply hot wax or oil as you risk warping or damaging the handle.