ZWILLING Tanrei 18 cm Santoku


Versatile premium knife for high expectations

  • Ideal for roll-chopping and mincing
  • Ultra-hard but also flexible blade
  • Honbazuke honed by master craftsmen
  • Unique damask pattern up to the bolster
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The Santoku knife from the ZWILLING TAKUMI series is a genuine original, a knife made in Japan. Made in the Japanese knife-making city of Seki, this Santoku knife is the result of traditional oriental craftsmanship combined with German engineering skills.

The ultra-sharp Honbazuke honing is particularly worthy of note. The blade was hand-ground in Seki by true masters of their craft and is the result of high-precision skilled work. With our brand new premium steel as the middle layer, 101 layers of steel were embossed, resulting in a blade that is in a class of its own: a hardness of 63 HRC, great initial sharpness and edge retention and at the same time maximum flexibility for cutting, roll-chopping and mincing.

A composition that takes the user to our new dimension of damascus steel in terms of hardness, edge retention and sharpness. Three virtues of a premium knife, brought to unity in this work of Japanese forging craft.


  • Blade length: 18 cm
  • Excellent, balanced handling
  • 100 layers of premium steel and an FC 63 core
  • 63 HRC – a new dimension in blade hardness
  • Handle made of fine Micarta


  • Item no. 30577-181-0
  • Material: FC63
  • Type of handle: exposed tang
  • Type of edge: Smooth Edge
  • Edge finishing: Honbazuke edge
  • Manufacturing method: welded
  • Blade hardness (HRC): 63 HRC
  • Colour handle: black
  • Substance handle: Micarta
  • Net weight: 0.22 kg
  • Blade length: 18.00 cm
  • Handle length: 13.80 cm
  • Handle width: 2.30 cm
  • Blade width: 0.20 cm
ZWILLING Tanrei 18 cm Santoku
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A new dimension, made possible by our equally new premium steel. ZWILLING developed this steel and used it for the first time in the new TANREI knife series. 100 layers in Damascus design encase the FC 63 core and guarantee the superior hardness and edge retention of all the knives in the series. Japanese knives and ZWILLING become TANREI – a combination with a tradition and a new chapter in the success story.

Santoku – the knife with the three virtues

Did you know? Santoku knives are Japanese knives that also have a Japanese word in their name. Santoku means "three virtues", which refers to the foods which you can cut with the knife: meat, fish and vegetables.

All-rounders in the kitchen are always a good thing

Thanks to its "three virtues", the Santoku knife is suitable for virtually anything you want to cut. In other words, the Santoku knife is the all-rounder in the ZWILLING TANREI series, and something you will not want to be without in any well-equipped kitchen.

Sharp, hard, reliable

This high-quality premium knife from the TANREI series is made in Japan, a product of traditional handicraft. It is made of our new premium steel, which makes the knife ultra-hard, while its Honbazuke honing allows for even the finest of cuts. A knife you can depend on!



ZWILLING has been manufacturing cutlery and kitchen products in Solingen, home to the world-famous sword, knife, and scissors manufacturer, since 1731. Today, ZWILLING is one of the best-known brands in the world and knows how to inspire professional and amateur chefs alike. Innovative functions, perfect design, and the highest quality characterize all of the products for the kitchen and dining table. Get inspired and discover the world of ZWILLING!