Takamura R2 Santoku 165mm (Migaki)


The Takamura R2 Santoku is a premium kitchen knife, forged by one of Japan’s best. Takamura Hamono is a multi award winning and highly innovative Japanese family owned Blacksmith. Recognised by professional chefs as one of the best in the world, the R2 series is a top tier range.

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Product Description

Light weight, ultra thin and super sharp straight out of the box. If you are a professional chef or cooking enthusiast you are going to love the 170mm Takamura R2 Santoku. The Takamura R2 range are seriously thin and this has an enormous affect on the knifes performance. The blade just slides through produce like it isn’t even there. This means reduced bruising, tearing and overall better cuts. A true particle separator!

The core steel on the R2 series is, wait for it, R2 High Speed Powder Steel (HSPS) also known as Super Gold 2 (SG2) which is probably one of the most popular premium kitchen knife steels on the market at the moment. The steel is stain resistant and relatively easy to sharpen and has great edge retention. At 62-64 HRC R2 is a pretty hard steel, which means you can give these knives a fairly acute edge angle. They come from the blacksmith at 15°. The R2 series are clad in a, migaki style (High Polish), softer protective layer of stainless steel to help protect the core.

Each Takamura R2 blade features a San-Mai construction, 50/50 convex grind and a half tang design, which gives the knife great balance. The handle is a classic western style design constructed out of hygienic resin bonded pakkawood with a rosewood finish. The handle is comfortable use and from the first moment you pick up the knife you get a sense of the quality and craftsmanship that has gone into producing the knife. A great knife, designed for performance and it doesn’t look half bad either.

If you are looking for a hand forged kitchen knife which is built for performance with a classic design this Takamura R2 Santoku will not disappoint. In fact the entire Takamura knives range are easily one of our best collections and very popular among industry professionals.


Additional Information

Blade Type




Core Steel

R2 / Super Gold 2 (SG2)

HRC Rockwell


Handle Shape

Classic Western

Handle Material

Burgundy Pakka Wood


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