Niwaki Mini Santoku Knife


2 in stock. Next Day Dispatch.

Free delivery over £1500
Eligible for return within 14 days
Delivery charges & Returns info
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Niwaki Mini Santoku Knife

A beautifully balanced and beautifully simple Japanese kitchen knife with a white paper shirogami steel blade, wrapped in a softer jigane steel, with an octagonal walnut handle. This knife is a popular choice for Japanese chefs, as it sharpens quickly and easily, so is perfect not just for regular sharpening, but also for beginners.

If you’re after a truly Japanese experience, get this for its weight and feel.

Materials & Finishes

White Paper Steel


Care Instructions

Handle Japanese knives carefully – the steel is brittle. Don’t cut bones, don’t use on hard surfaces, don’t chuck them about and don’t put them in the dishwasher. Handle them like you handle your wine glasses and you’ll be fine.

– hand wash
– avoid soaking as it expands the wooden handles
– dry throroughly
– store individually
– wipe over with Camellia Oil if not using regularly
– sharpen every two weeks or so of regular use
– use the Niwaki Combination Stone for everyday sharpening


Blade length: 120mm / 4 3/4″

Total Length: 243mm / 9 9/16″

Weight: 88g

Free delivery over £1500

Eligible for return within 14 days

Our products are made by hand to order in our workshops in the UK and Portugal. Furniture items can take between 6-8 weeks to arrive with you, although some items are in stock and can arrive faster. This is indicated against each product as you select your option. If you have specific requirements for delivery and would like to know if your order can be delivered sooner, please do contact us.

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You will always find a broad selection of our furniture designs on display alongside our popular tabletop and desktop accessories as well alongside our beautifully curated selection of ‘Evergreen’ and seasonal products.

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You will find a map of our global stockists to help you find the nearest store to see and touch our products. Not all of our products are on display at every stockist. Please speak to us or to your nearest store to check before you visit.

Our Mission

Our mission is to be a responsible, purposeful and useful company that is fit for the 21st century, and our ambition is to sell our sustainably made furniture to as many people as possible.

To do this, we strive to strike the right balance between craft and industry.

We design furniture of enduring quality.
We design with the entire life cycle of our furniture in mind.
We buy from sustainably managed forests.
We use natural fibres and fillings for upholstery.
We make to order to minimise waste.
We aim to manufacture close to our customers.
We plant more trees than we use.
We plant even MORE trees to offset our carbon footprint.
We aim to use 100% recyclable or compostable packaging.
We provide a ‘repair and restore’ service for our furniture.
Weight88.0 kg