Sitka Santoku Knife

(4 customer reviews)

$180.60 USD$215.00 USD



The Sitka santoku is our take on the well known Japanese blade style. The relatively thin geometry and gentle edge curve of this 7 inch blade is optimized for slicing and chop cutting. The Sitka has just enough rocker that it’s also very comfortable for mincing and a bit of rock chopping. Except for the heaviest kitchen tasks, the elegant and ergonomic Sitka will be your everyday food processing companion.

The Sitka is made with CPM S35VN stainless steel, known for its superior edge retention. The particle metallurgy S35VN steel puts the Sitka in the upper echelons of kitchen knives; once you’ve used it, you’ll know what we mean.

Not only is the Sitka a joy to cut with, it’s rewarding to maintain. Regular honing with a steel is all you may need to keep it tomato-slicing sharp, but if you do need to sharpen with abrasives, conventional stones and tools are all you need.

The Sitka comes standard with our G10 epoxy fiberglass laminate handle. G10 is practically indestructible as well as being waterproof and highly stain resistant.

The Sitka, like all of North Arm’s kitchen knives, takes its name from West Coast flora. The Sitka Spruce is the world’s largest spruce species. It is only grows naturally within an 80km range from the Pacific ocean.

This is the brief info sheet we include in the box with the Sitka. For further information on care and sharpening look at the pages under the “knife care” tab on the menu bar.

We back all of our knives with a warranty and satisfaction guarantee! click here for details


Maximum Dimensions L x W x H:  12″ x 1.9″ x 0.78″ (30.5cm x 4.8cm x 2cm)
Blade length (tip to handle): 7.1″  (18cm)
Weight: G10: 6.0 oz. (170 grams)

Blade steelCPM S35VN
Blade hardness: HRC 58-60
Blade thickness at spine: 0.080″ (2.03mm)
Blade Grind: flat (CNC milled)
Cutting edge angle (inclusive): 30°

Made in BC

4 reviews for Sitka Santoku Knife

  1. Aaron Rubin (verified owner)

    This is really an outstanding knife. I have another great santoku (from Sur La Table), so I knew I’d love the shape. But this one is even better. Light, well-balanced, beautifully machined, and just a terrific slicer. It’s probably not meant for the heaviest tasks (cutting a butternut squash, for example), but it works great for almost everything, from small to large. Love my Skaha and love my Sitka!

  2. J Johnson (verified owner)

    Love it! I’m guessing most everyone reading through these reviews would be familiar with the steel (S35VN) used in the knives, so I don’t want to belabor the point, but the steel is fantastic. Not too brittle like japanese chef knives, and not too soft like german chef knives.

    I mostly wanted to comment about the fit and finish. Fantastic! Perfectly made, and such precise tolerances. Moreover, the balance is perfect! I’m sure it’s subjective, but it fits my hand just perfectly and is extremely comfortable. Doesn’t have a clunky bolster like certain well-known chef knives, and IMO I like this flatter sided handle as opposed to more round ones on many santokus.

    Before ordering it, I was a little worried that the blade profile or handle would be too clunky or camping/survival knife inspired (if that makes sense) and not as suitable for the kitchen, but nope, it’s an amazing chef knife!! A hesitation I had getting this kitchen knife was “Can a newish, small, outdoorsy Canadian company make kitchen cutlery that competes with established higher-end Japanese/German brands?” The answer is yes, absolutely!! In fact, I’d argue that this knife performs far better, and that other brands have rested on their laurels. Was very, very impressed. Overall, great steel, extremely comfortable, perfect fit, and comparable to knives that cost hundreds of dollars more. I highly, highly recommend!

  3. Ken M (verified owner)

    From carrots to watermelons this knife slices with ease. Not much effort is needed as it’s razor sharp and has a stiff backbone allowing you to just apply pressure. The tip of this blade is also amazing at dicing potatoes. You can’t go wrong with the Sitka!

  4. bob murray (verified owner)

    absolutely the sweetest kitchen knife I’ve ever owned. Getting rid of all of my German models now. Also bought the paring knife. The S35vn steel is the best on the market and the build quality is spot on. Going to order a Lynx this weekend.

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