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Mini Santoku Knife, 5" Dark Pakkawood

Mini Santoku Knife, 5" Dark Pakkawood

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The Gunter Wilhelm® Executive Chef 5" Santoku Knife, part of the renowned Executive Chef Series knife collection, is expertly crafted meticulously with state-of-the-art technologies and premium high-carbon steel, this compact santoku excels in precision work and medium-sized cutting tasks, featuring shorter blade and smaller handle than its larger 7” counterpart. Its scalloped blade design ensures effortless chopping, slicing, and mincing with precision and ease. With a one-piece unit construction, patented triple tang, and a beautiful pakkawood handle, this santoku knife introduces a well-balanced blade with a classic beautiful look.
  • Precision forged from 440/X50CrMoV15 High-Carbon German Steel in China.
  • Enhanced with multi-stage optimized Ice-Hardening heat treatment ensures exceptional durability and flexibility.
  • Featuring a 20-22 degree angled blade edge, sharp heel, and smooth spine for precise cutting performance.
  • Elegant, stylish, and functional ergonomic handle featuring the innovative SMART-BOLSTER™ design.
  • Durable, long-lasting edge with easy maintenance.
  • Crafted with one-piece unit construction for strength and durability.
  • Lifetime warranty for manufacturing defects.
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Model: OGW-517

  • Blade Knife Steel: Premium 440/X50CrMoV15 German Steel
  • Edge Type: Straight Edge
  • Blade Hardness (HRC): 55 +/-2 HRC
  • Blade Angle: 20-22° Angled Blade Edge
  • Handle Type: Full Triple Tang Steel, Black Pakkawood
  • Method: Forged
  • Made in: China
  • Blade Length: 5"
  • Handle Length: 4.75"
  • Weight: 0.531 lb

Use & Care 

  • Avoid cutting on hard surfaces such as stone, metal, or glass.
  • Hand-wash with warm water and a mild detergent, then rinse and dry immediately.
  • Maintain the knife's cutting edge by regularly using a honing steel.
  • Sharpen as needed; with regular use and honing, sharpening may only be necessary once or twice a year.
Visit our Use & Care page for more care instructions.

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
A big fan

I called first as I had several questions. Was given great recommendations and information in order to steer me to the right appropriate knives. I’ve been using Gunter Wilhelm knives for over twenty years. They’re perfect. Have lasted beautifully through all the years. Would not buy anything else. This knife is perfect. Feels great in the hand and cuts like a gem

Theresa F.
Love the Mini Santoku 5" knife

Great for chopping small foods such as onions, shallots, garlic, chilies, etc. I love to cook and I have a large set of G&W knives but this knife is a must!

Richard G.
Great knife!

I borrowed a friend's knife and knew I had to get one. He said of all the knives he has, he always picks this one up. It is well balanced and holds an edge.

John V.
First time buyer

I never bought one of their knives before. First time I placed the knife in my hand it felt very well-made and comfortable in my hand. Im using this to cut limes and lemons in the bar which I do a lot of. As of today they cut beautifully. Now well see how long this edge stays sharp. Im hoping it lasts for a long time. Will update review in a month after I cut several thousands of limes and lemons with my 5 knife.

Linda G.

This knife is very sharp, well made and has a good weight to it. Definitely worth the money,

Mark J.
Oops I meant the five

Oops I meant the five inch
All above still valid

Candace M.
Chefs edition

Invited to dinner and they were using this knife in their kitchen. First I thought it was the prettiest kitchen jewelry I've seen in a while. When she put me to work using this knife I knew I had to have one! Perfectly balanced and felt so good in my hand.

Troy L.
Love these knives They hold

Love these knives

They hold a sharp edge well