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Contemporary Santoku Knife



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Calphalon Contemporary Santoku Knife

Combining features of a chef's knife and a cleaver, the Santoku is an all purpose Asian-style knife that's ideal for cutting meat, fish and vegetables. The word santoku means in.three good things in. - a reference to the three cutting tasks it performs so well: slicing, dicing and mincing. The Santoku is designed with kullens, or indentations along its edges, which reduce friction and prevent food from sticking to the blade. The knife also serves as a spatula as you cut, removing cut foods quickly and easily from the cutting surface.


  • Material: High-carbon German steel
  • Full tang design provides better balance and superior strength
  • One-piece forging of blade, bolster and tang for long-lasting durability
  • Ergonomic grip handle uniquely contoured for comfort
  • High-carbon, no-stain German steel from tip to tang
  • Sharpens more easily than ordinary stainless and maintains its edge longer
  • Each knife type individually balanced for efficiency and comfort
  • Fully tapered from cutting edge to spine and from tip to heel for superior strength and greater cutting versatility
  • Contemporary Cutlery's full tang design provides better balance and superior strength
  • High carbon, no-stain German steel from tip to tang
  • Sharpens more easily than ordinary stainless and maintains its edge longer
  • Patented handle labels make knife identification easy
  • Resists rust, stains and discoloration
  • Hand-ground to a perfect, equal edge and fine satin finish
  • Resists rust, stains, discoloration
  • Lifetime warranty
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5" Blade Length

  • Overall: 0.8" W x 10.25" L
  • Blade Length: 5"
  • Overall Product Weight: 0.32lbs

7" Blade Length

  • Overall: 0.9" W x 12.5" L
  • Blade Length: 7"
  • Overall Product Weight: 0.52lbs

Calphalon Contemporary Santoku Knife

Weights & Dimensions

5" Blade Length

  • Overall: 0.8" W x 10.25" L
  • Blade Length: 5"
  • Overall Product Weight: 0.32lbs

7" Blade Length

  • Overall: 0.9" W x 12.5" L
  • Blade Length: 7"
  • Overall Product Weight: 0.52lbs

Additional Weights & Dimensions

  • Blade length: 5''
  • Blade length: 7''


Product Type: Santoku knifeConstruction: Forged
Primary Material: High carbon stainless steelDishwasher Safe: No
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Calphalon Contemporary Santoku Knife

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About the Manufacturer

For years, Calphalon cookware has strived “to be the culinary authority in kitchenwares, enhancing the home chef’s food experience during planning, prep, cooking, baking, and serving." This statement has encompassed the true essence of Calphalon cookware since it was established in 1963. From it's beginnings in Perrysburg, Ohio, the company has led innovation in the cookware industry, continually introducing new cutting edge technology to the public. Now one of the industry’s top brands, Calphalon offers it's customers a variety of cookware in various styles and materials perfect for beginners and expert chefs alike.
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Good value for price

Diversity from USA

I purchased the 7-inch and 5-inch Calphalon Contemporary santukos to see if I'll like them better than a traditional chef's knife (which I'm not fond of). Of the 2 sizes, I believe I like the 5-inch size better.

I'm picky about my cutlery! After owning a set of Chicago Cutlery for years, I upgraded to my Wusthof Grand Prix set, which I've regularly used and lovingly maintained for over a decade. So, in rating the Calphalon Contemporary santukos, I'm comparing them to low-end Chicago Cutlery as well as to Wusthof Grand Prix cutlery, which is considered by many to be very good quality.

I purchased the Calphalon Contemporary santoku knives because of product features and price. I was not willing to shell out major bucks for something I wasn't sure I'd love. I already have a great cutlery set, after all!

The Calphalon Contemporary santoku knives have very comfortable handles (I have small hands), feel well balanaced, and have sharp blades. Even though made in China, they feel like quality, and they come with a lifetime guarantee. That's a good thing, because I'm not sure how long they'll last. Hopefully the handles (my main concern, as there are no rivets) will stay firmly attached. Only time will tell. For this reason, I give them a 4-star rating. Also, I'm sure that at this price point I'm not getting top quality. I think they're a good value for the money, but I'm not expecting them to perform like the highly rated santoku knives that cost a lot more. Still, for the price I paid (under $50 for the 2 knives, including shipping), longevity isn't really an issue.

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Lisa from New York– Verified Buyer

I like the quality of this product and it is exactly what I expected. It seems durable and is exactly as described on the website.

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Awesome knife

Kevin from Indianapolis, IN– Verified Buyer

Slices veggies like cutting through butter. Great product and great value.

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Samuel from Mannford, OK– Verified Buyer

The best that I have ever used. Very best of quality.

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Just What I Wanted!

Shortstuff from Spring, TX– Verified Buyer

Bought this for my daughter, I have one just like it that she and I both really like. This is the one knife I pick up all the time to cut meat and chop vegetables. Could no longer find it in stores.

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Good value for price

Diversity from USA

good value for price; not best you can get, but price reflects that.

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Contemporary Santoku Knife is also sometimes listed under the following manufacturer numbers: KNR0005C, KNR0007C